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Between everything you have to do on a daily basis, it’s easy for exercise to slip to the bottom of the list — especially when you have children. Luckily, you don’t have to wake up before the sun or miss out on spending time with your kids just to finish a workout. In fact, with a little creativity, you can incorporate meaningful exercise into quality time with your family. Not only can this help you stay in shape and multitask, but it sets a great example for your children as they grow up.
Here are our best five tips for how busy parents can workout with their kids:
Take a family walk
Getting out of the house and walking around the neighborhood together is a great way to add movement into your day and connect as a family. You could even take turns racing past certain houses or between trees to get your heart rate up.
Kids love jumping for the fun of it, but it’s actually a great cardiovascular exercise that engages a range of muscles. Hop around together on a big trampoline or take turns jumping rope. Your kids will think it’s a game, but trust us: you’ll feel the burn.
Putting on music and having a dance party is one of the sneakiest ways to fit in exercise — you’ll be having so much fun, you’ll hardly know you’re working out. Don’t be afraid to go big on your moves for an added calorie burn.
Make a challenge
If you’ve ever used the “I’ll time you,” trick to get your children to complete a task, you already know how much young ones love a good competition. Challenge them to a race around the block or a jumping jack competition — whatever type of activity you think your kids will enjoy.
Play a game
A round of backyard soccer, a game of dodgeball or shooting hoops are all great, fun ways to fit in activity and keep your kids entertained in the process. There’s no reason you should be on the sidelines. Join in to make some memories and get a great workout in the process.
Utilize the playground
Sure, playgrounds are designed for kids, but the equipment can easily double as a gym if you get creative. You can do chin-ups on the monkey bars, bench dips on a platform or lunges around the swingset.
With these tips, you can stay fit and never miss a moment. And what’s better than creating both memories and muscles at the same time?
Don’t let ill-fitting socks ruin your moment. Get the best and get back to your life.
Your sock size shouldn’t be a guessing game. Our socks range from small to double XL, but the best way to know the perfect fit for you is to match your shoe size to the chart on the left. That way, you’ll know the size you select will give you the fit and feel you expect.
Between sizes? Go with your gut, but rest assured that your socks will still fit great. If you receive your order and find yourself wishing you’d gone up or down a size, just let us know. We’ll happily send you replacements for your preferred size.
Concerned about laundry mix-ups? All FITS® socks are coordinated by color and size, based on the colors you see on the size chart. So, you won’t have to worry about mixing up your sizes with the other FITS® wearers in your home. (But stray socks mysteriously going missing in the dryer? Unfortunately, we can’t help with that.)
Sock sizes are typically measured in inches, not by your shoe size. So, a sock size 6-8 will comfortably fit someone whose feet are between six and eight inches long. However, at FITS®, we make it easy for you to choose the ideal sock size without having to measure your foot. Simply use our sock size conversion chart based on your shoe size to select the right fit for you.
To measure your foot for socks, measure the length from the heel of your foot to the tip of your longest toe. The measurement in inches correlates to your sock size. For example, if your foot is 10 inches long, a sock size 9-11 should fit you comfortably. At FITS®, you can skip this step and find your sock size based on your shoe size using our conversion chart.
The sock size conversion refers to sock size compared to shoe size. While all companies may vary slightly on which size socks to purchase based on your shoe size, you can always measure your foot to find the right fit for you.
Because sock sizes are determined by the length of your foot in inches vs. your shoe size, shoe and sock sizes differ. The FITS® sock size to shoe size conversion is as follows:
Knowing this makes it easy to choose the ideal sock size based on your shoe size without measuring your foot.
Sock sizes typically don’t correlate with age. For kids, age can be a general indicator of what size sock they’ll need, but everyone is different. An adult sock size 9-12 fits anyone whose feet are approximately nine to twelve inches long. For kids’ sock sizing, check with the company to find exact details to ensure your little one gets the perfect fit.
Got more questions about finding the perfect sock size for you? Let’s talk.