As we get back into the swing of the new school year, busy weekday schedules can cause family health goals to fall to the back burner. We have made it a goal to focus our weekends on living healthy and planning for a healthy week ahead. Here are some key habits we are working on to promote a healthy family.
Discuss good nutrition
We are spending more time talking as a family about good nutrition. I want my kids to understand why it’s important to eat a variety of foods to maintain good health. My husband and I also set good examples by taking daily vitamins and encouraging our kids to do the same. I’ve added Nature’s Bounty® Vitamin D to my daily routine.
Make healthy eating easy
Kids will eat the foods that are easy to see and grab from the refrigerator or the snack cabinets. We are working on making healthy snacks readily available by chopping and bagging fruits and veggies on the weekends to be available all week long.
Plan meals together
On weekends, we get the entire family together to help plan the meals for the week ahead. They are more invested in the process when they help out. We all go shopping together too. They can select a few treats as long as the majority of what we put in the cart is healthy. We also read food labels together to better understand the nutritional content.
Have a Weekend Family Playdate
The weekend is a great time for us to bond with a healthy activity. We love to play in our yard. We play kickball, badminton, basketball and more. We also like to go for hikes in our area.
Have a set bedtime routine
A good night sleep is important for the entire family. We try not to stray from the weekday schedule too much so that everyone’s sleep stays on track. The last thing we want are really tired and cranky kids on Monday mornings. I use Nature’s Bounty® Melatonin as a sleep aid for me. It is great for people experiencing occasional sleeplessness, jet lag, or anyone wanting to promote sound, quality sleep.
How do you help your family stay fit and healthy? Do you make a plan on the weekends for the week ahead?
Consider Nature’s Bounty® products as an addition to your healthy habits.
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