We have all been lectured for years on the benefits of healthy eating however what happens when we view health as a whole. Below is a list of tips and suggestions you may like to try or consider for helping to maintaining a healthy lifestyle with your family:
Display a warm loving relationship
Firm but Friendly parenting
Teach Social Skills
Help your children to understand feelings
Develop positive attitudes
Learn to Rest.
Eat a balanced diet of Fruit & Vegetables, Grains, dairy and meat or protein alternatives
Avoid foods high in sugars and salts
Plan meals ahead so you are prepared and have variety
Include the children in cooking
Drink plenty of water
Children are full of energy and want to move: move with them
Activity affects the body by:
- Building bones & muscle
- Improves posture, balance & flexibility
- Increases confidence
- Reduces stress
Try short activities they enjoy
Be a role model and do activity together
Limit screen time.
While finding the time and the energy for these healthy changes can be hard, actually taking the steps helps the whole family to develop, be healthy and thrive.