Increasing daily activity is important to anyone looking to shed the pounds or improve health, but it sometimes seems like the planned, or forced, activity dulls the mind making activity feel like a chore. Impromptu relays are the sure fire answer to cure that. In your back yard or a nearby park, set up fun family relays. We did jump rope, water haul ( 5 gallon container) and frisbee catch this past weekend. It was a lot of fun and would be even more fun to make it a party and invite friends and neighbors. THAT, by the way, is what I'm planning! :) The activity over the weekend got me in touch with the kid in me and made the exercise feel more like play time! Anyone for hopscotch? Maybe next weekend. In my mind's eye I'm picturing everyone on my block getting together at the local park once a week for potlucks and relays. I'm picturing families who could otherwise not get their children away from their X-Boxes or Wiis, bonding and getting in shape together at a fun weekly event where real life human beings actually connect. And I'm picturing that the kids can't wait for next weekend's festivities. And I'm picturing the world is a better place because of it. Crazy... but let's see if anyone shares my vision.