|Having a support system is one of the cornerstones of the Habits of Health. Your family and loved ones are crucial pieces of your support system because they are typically a significant influence on your desire to obtain health. You are also likely around your family more than anyone else, so when they are supportive of your goals, you will have an almost constant stream of positive influences! While you are on your health journey, why not bring the whole family along? Check out the following tips on how to build healthy habits with your family: |
INTERGRATE FAMILY TIME: Try scheduling daily time to give your loved ones your complete focus, whether that’s a weekly date night or going on neighborhood walks together a few days a week.
COOK TOGETHER: Spending time cooking with your loved ones in the kitchen can be a fun way to spend time together, while also incorporating healthier meals! Check out the Lean & Green recipes that Katie and I post daily on personal our Facebook pages and on our website: www.DaleAndKatie.com; they are not only healthy but delicious too. Eating Healthy can and should be yummy!!
MINIMIZE SCREEN TIME: Whether it’s for an hour at dinner or a weekend camping trip, find opportunities to leave cell phones off or in the other room so that you can be present at the moment.
SHARE ACTIVE HOBBIES: Going on walks, shooting hoops, or hitting the bowling alley, for example, can not only get your family moving, but can also strengthen your relationships.
Implementing these new habits is an effort that takes some time and attention. However, with a little bit of motivation and support, you can create a new and healthy lifestyle for the whole family.