Resolve to be Healthy as a Family

Posted on January 10, 2022

As we begin another year, why not make goals and resolutions a family affair? Having your family get involved in the positive changes you are looking to make will also serve as an important lesson on how to achieve goals in life. Here is a list of healthy suggestions to strive towards in the new year.

  1. Healthy Eating. When life gets busy, sometimes it’s hard to reach for healthy foods. Instead of eliminating unhealthy meals and snacks, try replacing them with healthier alternatives. How about new vegetables and fruit you or your kids haven’t tried yet? Instead of plain bread, why not make zucchini bread? Instead of making cookies, make a fruit salad or homemade applesauce. Let the whole family have fun planning and making a new treat for everyone to enjoy!
  2. Unplug and Engage in Conversation. Do you remember life before Wi-Fi? We thought so. Why not give “unplugging” a try? That means no cell phone, tablets, computers or other electronics. Instead, create a new tradition of electronic-less conversations. Family time is important, and you never know what you can learn from the experience of sharing time with your loved ones.
  3. Take a Family Walk. Even if it is a bit chilly out, it’s refreshing to enjoy some fresh air and exercise. Just take a walk around your neighborhood or around a nearby park. By increasing outdoor physical activity during the winter months, you can create yet another healthy habit that will have life-long benefits for everyone. After dinner, instead of hitting the couch and watching television, just put on the sneakers or boots and get moving outdoors.
  4. Expand your Minds. When was the last time you and your family went on an educational outing? Now is the best time to visit a museum and learn more about the world around us. Whether it is a museum focused on biology, archaeology, astronomy or even modern art, build those mental muscles with new information in a fun way. There’s so much out there to explore!