More New Year’s Resolutions for the Whole Family (Part Two)

January 4, 2012

Yesterday we shared some simple new year’s resolutions to get your family on track with eating right and boosting activity levels in 2012.  Today, we have a few more resolutions you may want to add to your list.  Changing even small habits like these can make a big impact!

Vaccines

  1. Make sure all family members (including the grown-ups!) are up-to-date with immunizations.  Have you gotten your tetanus booster in the last 5-10 years?
  2. It’s flu season!  Have all members of the household gotten their flu shots? Getting a flu shot each season is hands down the best way to prevent the flu.

Car Safety — Start Young

  1. Teach your family to wear a seat belt each and every time they get into the car. It should be a habit by the time they’re teenagers and driving on their own.
  2. Absolutely NO texting or cell phone use, regardless of state laws. Pull over if you need to make a call or if you’re lost!

Behavior — Good, Better, Best!

  1. Winter is stressful!  Teach your family to take a few deep breaths before reacting if upset or angry.
  2. Always model good behavior in front of your children — they really do absorb everything they see, good and bad.
  3. Make sure you take a few minutes of “me time” every day.

Here’s to making the new year your family’s healthiest!

New Year’s Resolutions for the Whole Family (Part One)

January 3, 2012

Happy New Year!

The start of a new year is a great time to re-evaluate your family’s commitment to health and to set some healthy (and attainable!) goals for the months ahead.  So, today and tomorrow we’re offering up some simple resolutions for the whole family — ones that will ensure a healthier, safer 2012 for everyone!

First up…nutrition and fitness.

Nutrition

  1. Eat meals as a family.  Starting as young as nine months, children can participate with the family at meal times.  And be sure to make a habit of turning off the TV and instead talking with your family during meals.
  2. Add more fruits and vegetables to everyone’s diets. Snacks like celery with peanut butter or apple slices with cinnamon can help increase your family’s intake of these essential food groups!
  3. Drink water or milk with meals.  Limit juices and soda to special occasions to curtail unnecessary sugar intake.
  4. Eat breakfast! It really is the most important meal of the day.

Get Moving!

  1. Get outside with the family! When the weather outside is downright frightful this winter, you can play in the snow, go ice skating or sledding.
  2. Encourage activities inside.  Try jumping rope or doing push-ups during commercials to get everyone’s blood pumping.

What are your nutrition and fitness-related goals for your family this year?

Stay tuned for part two of our 2012 family resolutions tomorrow!

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