Having a stable support system is a cornerstone of the Habits of Health. Your family, friends, and loved ones are crucial to your journey because they typically have a significant influence in your life and your time.
While on your health journey, why not bring the family along? Check out the following tips on how to build healthy habits with your family:
- Integrate family time. Schedule time to give your loved ones your complete focus, whether that’s a weekly date night or a neighborhood walk together a few days a week.
- Cook together. Spend time cooking healthier meals with your loved ones in the kitchen. Check out the Lean & Green recipe below; it is a delicious and easy recipe for those chilly fall days ahead. You can also download the OPTAVIA App, which features more than 180 plan-approved Lean & Green recipes.
- Minimize screen time. Whether it’s an hour at dinner or a weekend camping trip, find opportunities to leave cell phones off or in the other room so you can be present in the moment.
- Share active hobbies. Go on walks, shoot hoops, or hit the bowling alley, not only to get your family moving, but to also strengthen these important relationships.
Implementing healthy habits is an effort that takes time and attention; however, with a little bit of motivation and support, you can create a new and healthy lifestyle for the whole family. Connect with me, your independent OPTAVIA Coach, for additional suggestions on how to bring your family with you on your journey to optimal health and wellbeing