June 13, 2020, is Family Health and Fitness Day. What do you have planned for the occasion? The annual initiative promotes health and fitness as a lifestyle. After sheltering-at-home for weeks to months at a time, you may be more than ready to spend some time outdoors in your backyard pool or on your deck, grilling your favorite healthy foods.
Things You Can Do to Prioritize Good Health and Well-Being
Children model their parents’ behavior. You can be an excellent example of a healthy person by engaging in activities that benefit your body, mind, and soul. The activities that you plan to do with your spouse and children can also promote good health and fitness.
Here are some ideas for you to explore with your family:
- Do yard work together. Get outdoors and start preparing the garden you’ve always wanted to grow. Give everyone a job they can do that involves physical activity. There are age-appropriate activities for children that help them burn excess calories and learn valuable life skills.
- Prepare meals that you can sit down, eat, and enjoy. Make it a family affair. Teach children to equate healthy food with energy and vitality. Let mealtime be about love.
- Make mundane tasks fun and playful. Find a way to make everyday chores feel amazing. Emphasize the exercise part of vacuuming, dusting, and putting items away. Household chores burn calories, too, so see who can clean the best in a short length of time.
- Drink water instead of soda and fruit juices. Ditch the sugar for skin-clearing, body-supporting H2O. It saves you a ton of money to kick sweet drinks to the curb. Instead, use the money to buy special treats that you don’t get to enjoy often, such as watermelon or strawberries.
Good health and fitness aren’t limited to one day. They can become a habit that you and your family choose to incorporate into every day of your lives going forward. Use the list above to serve as a starting point for your activities and add to the list whenever you find one that feels good.
Make Seeing Your OBGYN Part of Your Health and Fitness Plan Today
Dr. Ahmadinia and staff want to be a part of your plan for healthy living going forward. Make sure to set up regular appointments with your OBGYN this year. You must look after your health so that you can take good care of the family that relies on you. There are some screenings, tests, and surgeries that you cannot postpone long-term.