Three top tips for healthy families

Three top tips for healthy families

When you have a family you are responsible for yours and their health. It can be a little stressful to think about your own health as parents and to make sure your kids are on the right track.

It’s easier to do than you might think, just make sure you teach them how to eat healthily, exercise, and keep up with your visits to the doctor, opticians, or Bowral Street Dental Practice.

Let’s have a look at some of the things you should keep on top of below: 

Promoting A Healthy Diet 

As an adult, you tend to have an idea about what is good and bad for you in terms of food and drink. You need to make sure you have a varied and well-balanced diet as well as your kids. They don’t know what is too much yet, or what the best choices are. It’s your job to teach them about moderation and how to make healthy choices. Encourage them as much as possible to learn about their choices. You should also try to offer water as the first choice when it comes to drinking. If you are unsure what is healthy for your kids or how much they should be eating, have a look online, there are plenty of resources and recipes to try. 

Promoting Exercise 

Getting enough exercise is a vital part of living a healthy lifestyle. It’s even more important when you are looking after a family too. You can give your kids the best start and introduce healthy habits by teaching them they can easily include exercise as part of their normal routine. Kids who take part in the exercise as a normal routine will usually carry this into their adult life and become healthy adults who lead a healthy lifestyle with our finding it stressful. Whether it’s a family cycle or hike at the weekend, taking them to football, cricket or just walking to the shop instead of using the car, these little pieces of exercise will become normal and not forced. 

Family Check Up’s 

With a family, it is more important than ever to make sure you are going to regular check-ups. Not only does it keep your family healthy, but it also teaches your children the importance of them looking after themselves and getting help when they need it. Whether it’s for a recurring issue or it’s a yearly check-up, it’s a good idea for children to become involved from an early age.

A child seeing a parent sitting in the dentist chair could help them overcome fears. There are many adults who are scared of places like the dentist or optician because they don’t remember it in a positive way from childhood. Your oral hygiene has a big impact on your gut health so don’t ignore it. 

These should help you to keep your family healthy. Your families health should be something that comes to the top of the list.

Do you have any others tips that could help?  Join the Thriving Gut Health FB group to discuss more ideas. https://www.facebook.com/groups/goodgut

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