Cigna values your health and supports your efforts to live a physically active life.

Training for a run is time consuming and can often be a very solo endeavour. By getting your family involved, you can help your kids become more physically active and eat better. And as an added bonus, you’ll get to spend more time together as a family. Here are some tips on getting your family in on the fun:

Let your loved ones in on your plans. Explain your goal-setting and how the race will test you physically and mentally. Make sure they understand that training will be time consuming and that you’ll need their full support to succeed. And let them know that it’s their smiling faces that you’ll be looking for as you finish that last mile!

Set individual and family goals. Training with your family is an excellent opportunity to teach them about goal setting and achievement at an early age. Help your family members establish goals and ensure that everyone gets a chance to celebrate a success as you train, whether big or small!

Coordinate meeting points along the course. Have your family be part of the experience by personally handing you water or a sports drink on race day. Just make sure to let your family know in advance what you’re wearing so they can spot you in the crowds and vice versa.

Make race day a family affair. Many events have something for everyone! Start with the 6.5km Fun Run/Walk which lets adults, teens, and tweens participate and enjoy the experience together as a family. You can also introduce your younger children by signing up to the Mitre 10 MEGA Buggy Walk.

Source: Cigna