Why Outdoor Exercise Is Great for the Whole Family

Many activities draw the family outdoors this time of year. In addition to yard work and dinner on the deck, it's also a great idea to move everyone's exercise routine beyond the four walls of the house or the local gym.

No matter their age, fitness level or goals, each family member can increase the benefits of their workouts when they get active outside. Here are eight great reasons to do just that:

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Beth Swanson

Beth Swanson is a freelance writer based in Seattle and a parent to two tweens who run, bike, ski, hike and play soccer. You can find her on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and her blog.

Beth Swanson is a freelance writer based in Seattle and a parent to two tweens who run, bike, ski, hike and play soccer. You can find her on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and her blog.

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