Along with eating nutritious foods and exercising regularly, there are other important components needed to build a complete healthy lifestyle. Are you and your child sleeping enough each night? Have you consulted your doctor about your child’s health? How do you stay fit each day at work?
Learn how to enrich your child's sleep, utilize your doctor as a resource, and stay healthy at work.
Get More Sleep
Sleep is an essential part of being healthy. In order for your mind and body to function at their best, you need to have good rest each night. On average, children need about 10 hours of sleep each night and adults need about 8 hours. But due to busy schedules and around the clock access to technology, many people are not getting enough rest. Lack of sleep increases your risk of obesity, diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease, and depression. Fortunately there are ways to encourage your children and yourself to get a great night’s rest and have a strong foundation for a healthy life.
Talk with your Child’s Doctor
Learning how to live a healthy lifestyle is important but takes research and support. One of the many resources available is information from your family’s doctor. A healthcare professional can give you personalized advice and tips on how to raise a healthy, active child. Be proactive and ask your child’s doctor any questions you have about diet and exercise and work together to monitor your child’s progress over time.
Stay Healthy at Work
The average person spends many hours each week at work. This is the same average person that can set a healthy example for our next generation on how to live. Making healthy choices at work will encourage you to make healthy changes at home with your family. With many jobs involving lots of sedentary time and the availability of unhealthy foods, it’s essential to know what to do and what not to do to maintain a healthy body and mind in the workplace. You can teach the healthy habits you learn at work to your family and encourage them to do the same.