This spring you don’t have to let parenting get in the way of getting your exercise. If you have kids, it can be even easier than ever to exercise, you can make it part of your playtime together on an wooden swing set.
"I love going out and playing with my kids on the wooden swing set," says a physical medicine and rehabilitation specialist. "If we play for 20 minutes five times a week, I'm having a hard workout and they're having a blast while we're laughing and talking."
Most healthy adults should get at least 75 minutes of vigorous aerobic activity or 150 minutes of moderate aerobic activity a week.
You can exceeds physical fitness recommendations just by playing with your kids in the backyard playground that you can create with an Eastern Jungle Gym wooden swing set. This can make your exercise feel not like work but like fun.
Even though you are older, a parent, you can feel young while you and your kids bond and play on the wooden jungle gym set right in your own backyard.
Swings: Pumping your legs to swing high targets your quadriceps and hamstrings, which are at the front and back of your thighs. The harder you pump, the higher you swing and the more intense your workout becomes. If you push your child on the swing, you will work your triceps.
Slides: Climbing the steps is good for your quadriceps, hamstrings and buttocks. Sliding down should lift your spirits, which boosts your energy. If you want to catch your child at the bottom, you can try lifting the child overhead for an upper-body workout, but only after bending at the knees to protect your back.
Monkey bars: Swinging from bar to bar works your upper body. Climbing up and down the bars exercises your arms and legs at the same time. Hanging from a bar stretches your whole body. If you can do a chin-up, that will strengthen your arms, back and shoulders.
Seesaw: This is a great strength-training workout. Every time you land, the impact helps keep your bones strong. Pushing off to go back up works your legs and buttocks.
For more information on wooden swing sets and to take advantage of our installation special which runs through March 31st, contact The Fireplace Showcase.