Hello beautiful people! Today’s post shares 3 practical ways to keep your family healthy and happy. A healthy family is a happy one, and achieving this requires taking proactive steps. It would be helpful to be extra vigilant and take note of the little details in keeping your family healthy. According to UK health indicators, 75.3% of males and 75.7% of women are healthy. However, with children, data shows that more young ones are developing lifestyle diseases than two decades ago. So, here are some ways to ensure healthy habits in your family.
Practical Ways To Keep Your Family Healthy And Happy
Be conscious about your family’s sugar intake
Excessive sugar intake causes several health conditions, such as Type 2 diabetes. According to research, now more than ever, countless people are at risk of developing the disease in less than five years, based on consistent high blood sugar readings from 2021 to 2022. More concerning is that young children are at a higher risk, while others have already developed the condition and are managing it. You can lower you and your family’s risk of Type 2 diabetes by switching to a healthier diet and maintaining it long-term. Excessive sugar consumption causes insulin resistance and, according to science, is the precursor to this health condition. So, if you are concerned for your family, one of the first things to do is reassess what you consume often. Do you eat more processed foods and drink sugary snacks regularly? If you answered yes, you still have time to turn things around to stop insulin resistance from kicking in. Start by drawing a meal plan and sticking to it. It would help to ensure your family consumes more fruits and vegetables regularly to boost their health.
Be conscious about promoting good oral health
Did you know 8 in 10 UK adults have at least one decaying tooth? Meanwhile, 9 in 10 tooth extractions in younger children are due to decay. Many people in the UK have oral problems that the dentist could treat if noticed earlier. On the other hand, several have had dental problems resolved by booking an appointment with the dentist. You can do the same for your family and reap the benefits. Often, the dentist will diagnose problems you probably never knew existed. Particularly with your kids, teeth grinding, also known as bruxism, is common and may be due to dental problems. Fortunately, you can stop your kids from grinding their teeth by visiting the dentist to treat or manage it before it gets out of hand. Meanwhile, the rest of your family must adopt healthy oral practices such as brushing your teeth twice daily, eating calcium-rich foods, and so on.
Encourage family workouts
How often do you work out with your family? While you may not always be able to do this as a group daily, it helps to factor that into your health plans. It can be weekend bicycle riding, jogging together, or engaging in other physical activities at home. When you decide to do this, always ensure that each activity is something every family member can partake in comfortably. You must factor in age, physical strength, mobility, and health status. It would help if you could change activities to include everybody to prevent inconveniences and injuries. Group activities are fun and can become bonding moments for the family. If you want to make these activities more interactive, you can create moments to discuss the health benefits of working out. Help your family understand the essence of physical activity, especially in an era where many households could do better with healthier diets. The exciting part about this is that you will notice at some point that your family relies on each other to keep the motivation going.
These are 3 practical ways to keep your family healthy and happy. Do any of them resonate with you? Or do you have your own list? Let me know in the comments and let’s get the conversation going.
As always, thanks for reading and until next time, be well! x