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Effective hygiene habits for the whole family

Updated: Jul 26, 2021

An active lifestyle can help a family to prevent the health issues that may arise in the future, such as heart disease, hypertension, diabetes, and high blood pressure. If you have a family, it's essential to keep them happy and healthy by adopting a holistic lifestyle. Depending on your family size and schedule, there are a variety of ways to maintain a balanced and healthy lifestyle. Here are some tips to a healthy life for you and your family.

Here are seven healthy tips to keep you and your family in good health.

1. Exercise Often.

Exercise is not on everyone's favorite list of things to do, but it is beneficial and there are effective ways to sneak exercise into your day. During commercial breaks, of your favorite show, for example, you and your family members can have a family competition to see who can do the most pushups, the most squats or endure the longest. Play is good for your family's health.

2. Regulate portions.

For this step to be effective, it is very important to have fruits and veggies at every meal that is served in the home. If you have younger children, you don't have to force them to eat the fruit and veggies, but have them readily available in case they are interested.

3. Go to all health care appointments.

It is extremely important to keep up to date on all of the well-child visits and be very attentive to your children by observing when they have any changes in their overall health. These health care appointments help to analyze and track your child's behavior, growth, sleep and eating patterns, and social development to ensure that they are maturing at the right pace. Also ensure that the whole family is up-to-date on their vaccinations.

4. Get enough sleep.

Sleep is an essential element of success for children. In order for them to function effectively and interact with their environment in a healthy way, they need a consistent bedtime routine for winding down at the end of a long day of activities.

5. Build strength and flexibility.

A great way to build strength will be by incorporating flexibility and strength into your family's physical activity schedule. This can be as simple as stretching after exercise, or randomly doing calf exercises while you brush your teeth. Whatever your style is, try to build strength and maintain flexibility by staying active.

6. Spend time with loved ones.

It is so important to spend quality time with loved ones. From an early age, kids learn that giving — not receiving — has the power to create real happiness. Use virtual tools like Zoom, Skype, WhatsApp, and so on to stay connected with your loved ones who do not stay in the same location as you.

7. Wash Hands Often

With the onslaught of the pandemic, hygiene has become such an essential and vital part of our lives. To stay clean and sanitized, make hand washing an integral part of the family's routine. Your kids will thank you for it.

Are you interested in learning more about how you can manage your family's health and make a significant difference in your lifestyle? GoodLife Medical Center has got you covered! We are a full-service medical facility that serves the medical needs of families, and we would love the opportunity to become your go-to resource for your family's healthcare. Connect with us on social media, set an appointment, or walk in to talk to our medical staff. We are excited to meet you.

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