words Alexa Wang
Even though this century has seen tremendous medical revolutions, it is safe to say that it is not the healthiest era of all time. This is because although we have new medicine, we have also developed detrimental lifestyle habits that are not only affecting us but our kids too.
Fortunately, there are several things you can do to modify your family’s lifestyle. Even if you are divorced, it is possible to modify your child support obligations so you can implement these practices.
Therefore, for the better health of your family, we have compiled a list of practices that you can follow to improve your family’s lifestyle.
The first thing you have to ensure is that there at least 60 minutes of fitness activities in the daily routine of your family. These activities may include walking to school or playing any sport like soccer. Make sure that your kids have fun doing these activities. Otherwise, they are not going to be sustainable.
Set a healthy menu for your family and increase the intake of fruits and vegetables so that your children can get all the essential nutrients and antioxidants. Moreover, the increased consumption of fruits and vegetables is reported to be associated with decreased risk of death.
Consume a Lot of Water:
Consuming loads of water can go a long way in improving your family’s health. Therefore, replace sodas and other processed sugary drinks with water, and the result will be healthier and fitter family.
Minimize Screen Time:
Set a time limit for your children’s screen time and shut off computers, tablets, and play stations after that limit. Such sedentary activities reduce room for physical activities, which can result in weight gain in your children.
Set a Healthy Bedtime:
A good night’s sleep goes a long way in decreasing the obesity risk in your children because sleep deprivation and irregular sleep cycles are reported to result in weight gain among children. Therefore, make sure that your family is snoozing peacefully at a decent bedtime.
Schedule Regular Medical Visits:
Consulting physicians and pediatricians does not usually top the priorities of 21st-century parents. But, it is imperative to have a tab on your family’s health and be cautious of potential underlying diseases they can develop over time.
Avoid Dining Out:
Dining out may not be a good idea if you are looking to push your lifestyle into a healthier dimension. Although you can find healthy food in restaurants, it will be a lot more difficult for you to assess the nutritional value of restaurant food.
Set an Example:
Your children will not be able to adapt to these changes if they do not see you practicing this lifestyle as well. Therefore, show your kids that you practice what you preach and strive to be the fittest member of the family.
We live in a world of processed foods, and both elders and children have developed a strong liking towards them because of their dopamine kick.
But as elders, we must take responsibility for our kids and make sure that they are consuming these processed foods on a minimal scale — ensuring a healthy lifestyle.