Bring Healthy Habits to Your Home!

 

Here's a list of ways you can Bring Healthy Habits into the Home!

Nutrition

  • Get your kids involved!
    • Cook one meal per week with them
    • Have them join you grocery shopping and choosing foods
    • Have them decide "what's for dinner tonight"
  • Replace one sugar filled drink per day with water
  • Choose to bake, broil, or grill foods
  • Incorporate more fruit and vegetables in your meals
    • Get Creative! Cook riced cauliflower or zucchini noodles
  • Choose whole foods for snacks such as apples, nuts or granola
  • Remember, ultimately you are the food purchaser/decider, what you buy your kids eat!

 

Exercise

  • Get everyone moving
    • Go on a family walk
    • Create a game designed around cleaning the house (helps you out too!)
    • Assign one night per week as a sports night where you play a sport as a family
    • Have a dance party
    • Make TV Commercials fitness breaks - assign an exercise to perform during the break
  • Sign up for a charitable walk or run together
  • Take the stairs when possible
  • Park a little bit further away from store entrances
  • Plan weekend activities together what are your kids interested in doing?
  • Keep an activity journal to record what you have been doing; make it something you track together

Lifestyle

  • Start NOW, stop unhealthy habits in their tracks
  • Limit time on electronics and cell phones
  • Establish a bed time routine that includes 8 hours of sleep
  • Avoid associating food as a reward for an achievement, use positive language instead
  • Eat as many meals together as a family as possible
  • At the end of each day, talk with your kids; what went well that day, what didn't?



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