April 15, 2021
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Healthy Family Activities for Everyone

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One sure way to keep your family healthy is for everyone to stay active. Finding a fitness activity that involves the whole family can be challenging, but it doesn’t have to be. Let us make your job easier with these healthy family activities that are fun for everyone.

Walking

People were designed to walk as our primary form of transportation, but you‘d never know it from the amount of time we spend sitting. We sit all day, whether it’s behind the wheel, at our desks, or on couches. The more time you spend on your feet and moving around, the healthier you’ll be. The next time you’re getting the family into the car, think about where you’re going. If it’s close enough to get there on foot, why not just leave the car at home and walk there? Even if you don’t have a destination in mind, taking a walk through your neighborhood or a local park with the family is a great bonding experience, and it keeps everyone moving and active.

Cycling

Another great way to get the entire family’s collective heart rate up is for everyone to get on a bicycle. Cycling burns plenty of calories, and doesn’t impact your joints as significantly as running can. If your kids know how to ride a bike, then you can plan a safe cycling route that will be fun for everyone. You can stick to your neighborhood, or you can find an area greenway or biking path. No matter where you and your family end up riding, always remember to wear a helmet every time you take your bike out. Never forget – safety first!

Sports Night

Getting your family involved in a group sporting activity can help you to get to know each other better in a new way. Tossing a ball around or visiting the batting cage can be a lot of fun, or you can play one-on-one basketball at the park or in your driveway. Volleyball, Frisbee, touch football, and soccer are all great options for athletic activities. You can try competitive sports by splitting up into teams, or you can all simply compete with your own, individual personal bests.

Camping and Hiking

Get your family out of the house and into the great outdoors for two healthy activities that go great together. Camping is an excellent way to build relationships while establishing individual responsibility. And you can get in a good family hike on the way to and from your campsite, depending on how far your want to venture into the wilderness. Spending family time in an occasionally challenging setting can be a real learning experience, and getting everyone outdoors and moving around is always a win.

Yard Work

While it may not be as fun in the traditional sense as cycling or playing baseball, making yard work into a family activity kills two birds with one stone. You can get everyone to be active outside and you can take care of some outstanding business at the same time. Raking leaves, cutting the grass, trimming the hedges, or planting a garden – all of these activities can be fun if you handle them the right way, and they can serve to build bonds between your family members that last after the job is done.

No matter which activity you choose, just remember that promoting a healthy, active lifestyle is one of the best things you can do for yourself and your family.

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© 2022 HealthMarkets Insurance Agency. All rights reserved.

To send a complaint to Medicare, call 1-800-MEDICARE (TTY users should call 1- 877-486-2048), 24 hours a day/7 days a week). If your complaint involves a broker or agent, be sure to include the name of the person when filing your grievance.

We do not offer every plan available in your area. Any information we provide is limited to those plans we do offer in your area. Please contact Medicare.gov or 1-800-MEDICARE (TTY users should call 1- 844-704-7357), 24 hours a day/7 days a week, to get information on all of your options.

Attention: This website is operated by HealthMarkets Insurance Agency, Inc. and is not the Health Insurance Marketplace® website. HealthMarkets Insurance Agency, Inc. is licensed as an insurance agency in all 50 states and DC. Not all agents are licensed to sell all products. Service and product availability varies by state. Sales agents may be compensated based on a consumer’s enrollment in an insurance plan. No obligation to enroll. Agent cannot provide tax or legal advice. Contact your tax or legal professional to discuss details regarding your individual business circumstances. Our quoting tool is provided for your information only. All quotes are estimates and are not final until consumer is enrolled. Medicare has neither reviewed nor endorsed this information.

HealthMarkets Insurance Agency offers the opportunity to enroll in either QHPs or off-Marketplace coverage. Please visit HealthCare.gov for information on the benefits of enrolling in a QHP. Off-Marketplace coverage is not eligible for the cost savings offered for coverage through the Marketplaces.

This information is not a complete description of benefits. Call the Plan’s customer service phone number for more information.

© 2022 HealthMarkets Insurance Agency. All rights reserved.

To send a complaint to Medicare, call 1-800-MEDICARE (TTY users should call 1- 877-486-2048), 24 hours a day/7 days a week). If your complaint involves a broker or agent, be sure to include the name of the person when filing your grievance.

We do not offer every plan available in your area. Any information we provide is limited to those plans we do offer in your area. Please contact Medicare.gov or 1-800-MEDICARE (TTY users should call 1- 844-704-7357), 24 hours a day/7 days a week, to get information on all of your options.

Attention: This website is operated by HealthMarkets Insurance Agency, Inc. and is not the Health Insurance Marketplace® website. HealthMarkets Insurance Agency, Inc. is licensed as an insurance agency in all 50 states and DC. Not all agents are licensed to sell all products. Service and product availability varies by state. Sales agents may be compensated based on a consumer’s enrollment in an insurance plan. No obligation to enroll. Agent cannot provide tax or legal advice. Contact your tax or legal professional to discuss details regarding your individual business circumstances. Our quoting tool is provided for your information only. All quotes are estimates and are not final until consumer is enrolled. Medicare has neither reviewed nor endorsed this information.

HealthMarkets Insurance Agency offers the opportunity to enroll in either QHPs or off-Marketplace coverage. Please visit HealthCare.gov for information on the benefits of enrolling in a QHP. Off-Marketplace coverage is not eligible for the cost savings offered for coverage through the Marketplaces.

This information is not a complete description of benefits. Call the Plan’s customer service phone number for more information.