Together Counts- Encouraging Families To Get Outside

Our family loves to spend time outside together. One of our favorite things to do at the end of the day is to go on family walks. This is a nice chance to talk about our day while we get exercise. In the Fall we like to go on nature hunts and look for leaves, twigs, and other items for collages. In the Spring, we like to watch as the world blooms around us. In past years we have pushed the boys in a stroller or pulled them in a wagon but this year I’m excited because they are older so they can walk beside us. We also like staying active together by playing t-ball and soccer in the backyard. If it’s hot out we enjoy running through the sprinkler and do anything else water related.

Together Counts is a nationwide program inspiring families to be active together and to eat healthy. The principle behind the program is Energy Balance, which means balancing the calories we consume with the calories we burn. I first heard about Together Counts last summer at the Type A Parent conference and I really like that they focus on getting families to spend time together doing things that will make everyone healthier.

Together Counts has some exciting things going on. They are holding a fun sweepstakes on their Facebook page to celebrate their first anniversary. Prizes include gift cards, George Foreman Grills and a membership to Anytime Fitness. They are also going to be having a Twitter Party on 4/3 from 8-9 PM EST to celebrate Child Nutrition Month. Prizes include $50 same-as-cash gift cards. For more information and to RSVP to the Twitter Party you can visit Resourceful Mommy.

How do you and your family stay active?

(Disclosure: I was compensated for this post but all thoughts are my own.)