5 Ways to Have Family Fun While Burning Calories

It's not often that exercising is enjoyable. However, there are some ways to burn calories while enjoying yourself and spending time with your friends and family. Here are some fun, easy ways to get active:


1. Play Footgolf

Footgolf is a hybrid sport that combines golf and soccer in to a fun game that will keep you active while having a great time. Players must kick a soccer ball into a series of holes on a course, much like in golf. A group of four can play 18 holes of footgolf in about two hours. Between walking throughout the course, kicking the ball numerous times, and running to retrieve the balls, you can burn several hundred calories. This sport keeps you active while allowing you to hang out with friends! Footgolf is likely offered at a golf course or park near you.


In Indy, Footgolf is being offered at Shortee's Golf Course for just $5 through the month of July. Shortee's is located at 1775 E 96th St, Indianapolis, IN. Bring your own soccer ball or rent one for $2!




2. Go on a Walk

Going for walks can be a great way to get some fresh air, enjoy nature, and get to know your town or city. It’s also a fun way to stay active, as walking can burn an average of 80 to 160 calories per mile.


3. Go Swimming

You may have grown up spending many of your summer days at a local pool having fun with your friends, but did you ever think of the health benefits of swimming? Swimming can burn over 400 calories per hour, making it an excellent way to stay active and have fun at the same time.



4. Jump Rope

You undoubtedly have experience jumping rope from grade school gym class, but did you know that jumping rope for just 10 minutes burns more than 100 calories?


5. Jump on a Trampoline

Indoor trampoline parks are popping up all over the place, and they aren’t only fun for kids. Jumping on a trampoline as well as the trampoline-based activities at these parks offer a good amount of exercise. Jumping on a trampoline can burn approximately 140 calories/hour in addition to being a fun activity to do alone or with friends and family.