Do you know what it takes to create a healthy lifestyle for your family? It’s all about starting daily healthy habits that involves everyone in the family. Here’s a list of 8 habits of healthy families. Have you started some of these healthy habits with your family or maybe you are already doing all 8? Share by commenting and include other habits of healthy families not listed.
8 Habits of Healthy Families
[iconbox title=”Take Time to Talk” icon=”Home.png”] Allow everyone to talk about a positive experience they encountered that day at the family dinner table. Encourage the younger children to share something new they learned.[/iconbox]
[iconbox title=”Shop and Cook Together” icon=”Shopping_Bag.png”]Younger children are excited to grocery shop and help be a part of the meal planning process. Let them plan and cook a meal for the family every so often too![/iconbox]
[iconbox title=”Eat Meals Together” icon=”Shopping_Basket_2.png”]Eat Meals Together – Did you know that children will do better in school when they eat dinner as a family? Shoot for at least 3 or more times a week to enjoy a meal together.[/iconbox]
[iconbox title=”Work as a Team ” icon=”Cog_2.png”]Involve everyone in the family to live a healthy lifestyle. Work together as a team to plan weekly grocery shopping list, healthy meal menus, schedule the 20 minute family workout exercise routines and board game night! [/iconbox]
[iconbox title=”Unplug Your Family” icon=”HD_2.png”]Both meal time and bedtime unplug from cell phones, tablets, laptops and DVR those must watch TV shows for later. Everyone needs some time to unwind from technology and interact with others socially.[/iconbox]
[iconbox title=”Exercise at Home” icon=”Running_Man.png”]Gather the family and have everyone spend 20 minutes a day working out at home. Take a walk in the neighborhood, play basketball in the driveway, ride bikes, exercise to a video workout or WII fitness. [/iconbox]
[iconbox title=”Play Games” icon=”Pacman_Ghost.png”]What a fun way to spend the evening with the family playing board games or cards. Choose a few of the popular games; Monopoly, Life, Clue, Checkers, Chess, Scrabble, Risk, Mancala, Connect Four and Battleship.[/iconbox]
[iconbox title=”Bedtime Routine” icon=”T-Shirt.png”]Establish a bedtime routine starting with newborns through 18 years old. Bath time, a light snack and short bedtime story will help the younger ones relax to sleep. An hour before bedtime have the older kids unplug and choose to read a book or chat about their day instead. [/iconbox]
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Cheers to a Healthy Day!