Angela Bavage exercises on a treadmill at the NuYu Weight Loss Retreat on February 4, 2010 in the Hawkesbury Valley near Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Lisa Maree Williams/Getty Images)
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Wanna get fit in the New Year? Get your family involved. You're more likely to stick with it if there's accountability.
Here are some tips on how to incorporate fitness into your everyday life.
Bob Brosmer, with the YMCA of Central Maryland says, "Watching TV with our family, the whole family can get up and march in place, on commercials do physical activities."
Brosmer says you can incorporate video games to burn calories. "Video games now, we constantly give video games a bad rap, but a lot of the video games coming out now are physical activity based."
For all those soccer moms out there, you don't have to sit and wait for hours during practice and the games.
Brosmer says, "While watching your child's soccer game, walk around the field instead of just standing in place, the child's playing soccer, you can get your activity, your exercise as well."
Take advantage of errands that have to get done like grocery shopping and whenever you can, go outside.
Brosmer says, "Play with our kids, play tag with our kids, engage our kids in the grocery shopping experience, they can help carry the bags back and forth, that can add up."
Brosmer, a father of two, says special outings with your young one can also do a lot to boost fitness. He says, "When they were younger, we went to the daddy daughter dances, great physical activity, great opportunity to bring the family close together as well."
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