Struggling to keep your family on a proper diet and exercising in the low light of winter? You aren’t alone! November through February are the hardest months to keep yourself eating right and working out – never mind several other people as well! This article is a list of tips and tricks to help you keep yourself AND your whole family working out and eating healthy during these bleak winter months.
Start With The Babies!
Teach Them By Example
Make The Options Healthy Options
Trick Them Into Working Out!
The first thing you should consider really is starting a lifetime of health at the start of a lifetime. Only makes sense right? When it comes to nutritious eating for babies you should stick to breast feeding for the first six months and then follow that with a steady diet of iron rich foods as well as a borderline over-dose of fruits & veggies. Get them used to fruits and veggies early and you won’t have to hear the complaints later!
This is the classic example and cautionary tale of “monkey-see monkey-do.” You are, easily, the biggest influence in your child’s life – they will always be watching your every move including what you’re eating. So, if you’re eating right they will be inclined to as well. Ensuring that you eat as many meals as possible together is crucial for the success of this concept as well.
Instead of letting temptation curtail the health efforts, stock the house up with the healthiest options you can. Limit the amount of sugary drinks in the refrigerator and stock up on natural fruit juices and bottled water. Ditch the junk food and load up the fridge with fruits and veggies – preferably already cut up and ready to eat kids style!
Getting kids to exercise can be near impossible. Especially when they feel they performing physical fitness for the sake of performing physical fitness. Sign them up for sports teams that they might enjoy like soccer, basketball and/or baseball. You can even try more alternative methods like swimming, kids karate, or some improvised activities.
These are just SOME ideas to kick-start you’re healthy household. Feel free to come up with your own to help supplement the healthy balance in your household!