Monday, March 16, 2015

How to Involve the Family in being active & Healthy

Involving everyone in your family to be active and healthy is so important.

Let those that you live with you know that you are all going to be supporting each other to be active more and eat healthier.  And even letting other extended family members see that this is how you will be eating sets a good example and they will know not to offer you a treat or drink.

Do not do this alone!  Our bodies were made to be cared for, they need exercise and they need nutrients. So everyone in the family needs this support. Whether a member needs to lose weight, gain, maintain their weight or needs to eat healthier and be active for other medical reasons. This is a part of life and helping each other in the process is crucial.

As a family, plan and prepare healthy meals together.  Make a list of family favorite foods right now.  Try new foods, try new meals.  Plan out the families meals and snacks together. Drink only water at each meal. Once your list is ready, take turns or go grocery shopping together.  Read the labels on food packages and educate each other.  

When you are home from shopping involve everyone to put the packages away, prepare the fruits and vegetables for the week, and cook up what can be stored in the fridge.

Teach little one's in the family what they can help with. Cook the meal together or give each family member a day where they are in charge.  And sit down as a family and eat your healthy, nutritious meal you just planned and prepared together.

Along with eating healthy together as a family, the other just as important step to do is to 
BE ACTIVE together!  Find what the family likes to all do, or figure out a new activity to try. Do this at least once a week and plan it into your busy schedule. 

Hope these tips will help you. I am excited to see how you will involve your family! Comment below!

Thanks for checking in,


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