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Friday, May 19, 2017

Get Your Kids On The Healthy Living Train

If you think it's time to get your family on board of the healthy living train - that's great. There are many ways you can encourage your family to keep fit and eat will, and most of it will be starting with yourself, and showing everyone just how simple it is.
So let's start today!

Healthy eating
If you're the one that does the cooking at home, then it'll be your job to make healthy meals that everyone will want to eat, and this is where you have to be clever.
It's no good just putting a whole bunch of veg on the plate for dinner. If you have young children, then this just isn't going to cut it. So this is where you're going to have to be creative. You will need to find ways of feeding your children fruit and veg while making it look appealing and taste good.
Try baking carrots for a sweet treat, of cut them as finely as possible and mix them in with their favorite food. If you make it look like something else, they may not even realize what they're eating. And once they admit they like it, you can tell them what it was. Consider making fruit smoothies too; these go down a treat.

Keeping fit
A lot of kids have no problem with staying fit because they are always on the go, running around and playing. But if your child isn't as active as they should be, you will want to try and change that.
On the weekend, get out of the house and take your kids to the park for a game of soccer, or go swimming. They won't be seeing it as exercise; they'll see it as going out and playing!
If you have no time to go out during the weekday, why not bring the fun to your home? Have a look at this guide for choosing the best bike exercise stand. Bikes are a great way to exercise on, as it works a lot of different muscles in your body, plus you can do it while watching tv! So lead by example and have a good session on it. When your kids start asking what that is and if they can have a go - you have succeeded.

It's not about dieting and working out- they're children, they don't need to do that. This is just a way you can encourage living a healthy lifestyle through positive influences.

The way you talk in front of your kids will have a big impact on the way they see things. So if you're very critical of your body, or someone else's, whether it's just a little comment or full on fat shaming, your child will be taking all this in, and start getting insecurities about their own body. So you should always talk in a positive way, even if you don't necessarily believe it - your child will.

So get to the grocery store and fill your shopping cart full of delicious fruit and veg. Well, what are you waiting for?

1 comment:

Olga Parker said...

Thanks for an interesting and helpful writing, it's really important to be a role model for our kids, they absorb every piece of information like sponges. And we, parents, should always, on a daily basis, keep that in mind!

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