Setting a good example for your family

Are you thinking you need to build some healthy habits? It is important to set up and follow healthy exercises in your life and set those examples for your kids. Helping them establish a healthy routine while young in life will set your children up for a lifetime of success.

Eat healthy

When you are building a meal, go for a colorful plate. Try to focus on eating lots of fruits and vegetables and proteins. Reduce the amount of processed foods that you eat. When you do eat grains, focus on high quality ones like barley, quinoa, and oats. 

Get enough sleep

Some children need as much as 17 hours of sleep a day. Adults usually need 7-9 hours of sleep. Getting enough sleep helps your body and brain function their best. Web MD outlines how much sleep someone needs a day. Listen to your body and the ques it gives you.


We’ve gotten through the two most basic pieces of a healthy lifestyle. The next thing everyone thinks about is exercise. This doesn’t have to be an hour in the gym 5 days a week. Maybe you want to have a push up competition during the commercials of a tv show. This will increase your heart rate and build strength. Your family can go on hikes or bike rides together. An outdoor adventure can increase your heart rate and build memories for your family. 

Decrease screen time

Screen time impacts your quality of sleep, how you interact with others, and decreases your physical movement. It’s important to interact with the people around you. You will help children build social skills with daily interactions. 

Reduce stress

Stress negatively affects your physical health and also has negative impacts on your social and emotional health. Work to remove stressors from your life and find gratitude in your daily life. Having a more positive attitude will set a good example for your children and help them to build similar healthy habits. 

Finding joy in your day-to-day life will have a positive impact on your entire family. Work toward this and help your family to find gratitude in the small things. 

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