Staying healthy is tough. It’s a constant and consistent battle that most Americans face. But, when you look at how influential you are in your child’s life, it’s important to battle for your health every day. If you’re looking for some fast-paced and fun ways to get active and stay healthy as a family, check out these tips.
Make Every Morning Count
Start out each with a healthy breakfast as a family. Sit at the table and talk about your upcoming day. Enjoy each other, plan together, and encourage one another. Mental and emotional health are just as important as physical activity. Having a well-rounded routine that includes ways to stay physically fit and mentally healthy is the goal.
For your breakfast meal, make sure there is variety—grains, fruit, protein, etc. Fill you kids up with healthy fuel to give them energy for the day. With a full belly with lots of nutrients, their brain will be powered up for a full day of learning.
Most people dread going to the gym because it becomes an ordeal. You have to drive all the way up there, learn new machines, and sweat in front of strangers. If you’re new to the workout world, it can be incredibly overwhelming.
Luckily, technology has advanced and YouTube and other streaming apps have thousands of workout videos that allow you to workout from the comfort of your home. For free, your entire family can get exercise every single day.
As you are starting your new lifestyle, consistency is key. Exercising daily can be a family bike ride, jogging around your school’s track, exploring a new hiking trail, or anything that gets your off the couch and gets your heart rate up.
If you miss a day or fall prey to your cravings, don’t worry. Every day is a new day for challenges and growth. Changing your lifestyle isn’t easy. We are creatures of habit and breaking bad habits and creating new ones takes a lot of time and dedication.
Get your mind right, have a plan in pace, and stay consistent!