On a selfish basis I really enjoy sports and activity.
If one tends to be a humorous person and you have a sense of humor the rest of your life then you can certainly lighten the load I think by bringing that to your trials and tribulations. It’s easy to have a sense of humor when everything is going well.
There are psychological repercussions to illness and we need a little more help to get through the effects not only on the afflicted but on the family. And I think there’s even a place for humor in that.
I’m a big proponent of having a mental health component go along with whatever the physical realities are.
Fitness needs to be perceived as fun and games or we subconsciously avoid it.
As a father my first priority is to help my sons set and attain personal goals so they will develop self-confidence and individual strength. Engaging in regular fitness activities with my children helps me fulfill those responsibilities.
My priority is to turn people – especially kids – on to sports and being active so they don’t even have to think about it being good for their health. If people participate for the fun of it and believe me – it is fun then fitness programs will be much more successful.
Family involvement is a valuable thing and playing together actively can be the ’90s version of it. Instead of just watching you can do it together… something we don’t spend enough time on. We can motivate and excite each other about fitness.