Temperatures are soaring in cities and states across the country, and it just doesn't feel like there is an end in sight. It seems near impossible to stay active in conditions like this - in fact, depending on where you are located, it may be simply dangerous.

So as you seek ways to entertain the children and burn off a few calories in the process, why not look at indoor options? It is a great time to take advantage of a little family competition on the Wii or a similar indoor gaming console. While you may not actually be out on the tennis court, your body will get the benefit of moving around like you are! And there are plenty of options beyond tennis if that's not your thing.

And if you just need to get out of the house, you can still finds ways to remain inside and be active.  Is there a bowling alley near by? To find out, you can check the websites of Bowl America or AMF Bowling.  Bowling can be a great option for physical activity and family fun. And among their many activities, YMCAs and Boys & Girls Clubs often have indoor pools - and swimming, whether you choose to do laps or aqua aerobics, is a wonderful way to get low-impact exercise.

Whatever you choose, be safe, stay hydrated and have fun!