With daily physical activity and good eating habits, you will have a healthy lifestyle. It’s easy to say, however, not so easy to do!
Our busy life can make it hard to improve our family’s health. Rushing to and from work and school takes us too much time to be physically active. We have to choose takeaway foods and unhealthy snacks or have the habit of spending our free time watching TV or using the computer.
However, these habits are dangerous for our health – both in the present and in the long-term. That’s the reason why it’s important to stop and follow a healthy lifestyle.
Therefore, we have listed here 5 simple ways for you and your family to lead a healthy lifestyle right now.
- Get active each day
- Regular physical activity is very important for the development and healthy growth of all people, especially children, and young people.
- They should spend at least 60 minutes per day on physical activities including vigorous ones which make them ‘huff and puff’.
- Do activities which strengthen bones and muscles on at least 3 days per week.
- Parents should have a positive attitude and be good role models for being active.
- Choose water as a drink
- Water is the best thing to quench your thirst and it isn’t added sugar as soft drinks, fruit juices, and other sweetened drinks.
- Reduced fat milk is a nutritious drink with a great source of calcium for children over two.
- Have your kids eat whole fruit instead of offering them fruit juices with a lot of sugar.
- Eat more vegetables and fruit
- Eating vegetables and fruit daily helps children grow and develop and can reduce many chronic diseases.
- Have fresh fruit as a snack and include veggies and fruit in every meal.
- Switch off the screen and get active
- Surfing online, playing computer games, and watching TV are linked to children becoming overweight or obese.
- Children should spend less than two hours per day on ‘small screen’ entertainment.
- Plan a range of active games or activities for your children.
- Eat fewer snacks and use healthier food
- Reduced fat dairy products, whole grains, and snacks based on fruit and veggies are the healthiest choices.
- Avoid snacks with the high level of sugar or saturated fats like cakes, chocolate, and chips.