Can you identify who your child’s main role model is? I’ll give you a hint. That person is looking back at you every morning in the mirror. A parent is always going to be the most influential person in a child’s life. Research indicates that behavioral choices from the parents (inside the home) are the biggest determining factors for how dedicated a child is to exercising and forming healthy habits. Children naturally mimic what their parents do. It’s a part of how they learn and develop. So if you want your kids to inevitably grow up to make smart, healthy choices for themselves, it’s important to show your child what those healthy habits look like.
Healthy Habits, Healthy Life
Here are some tips on how you can put that role model power you have to good use and help improve your family’s overall health for life:
Eat Breakfast & Pack A Lunch
Chose healthy, filling foods that will help boost energy for both your brain and your body.
Relieving stress constructively can help create a more calm and balanced state of mind.
Exercise With the Family or Individually
This is where you can show your kids that moving helps ease stressors and boosts your mood.
Sit Down and Enjoy Dinner
Switch off any screens (TV, Phone, Tablets, etc.) and take time to eat mindfully as a family, even if you only have a few minutes.
Rethink Your Screen Usage
Are you always plugged in? Your kids will want to be, too. Be sure sure to set screen-free time every day.
Set A Bed Time
Proper of sleep is not something to ignore. Even parents need to plan ahead to get enough sleep. The amount of sleep you need depends on various factors — especially your age. The National Sleep Foundation Sleep Duration Recommendations will help individuals establish general sleep guidelines.
Contact Trophy Club Family Medicine
If you want some more information on family health tips or just need to schedule a time to come in a meet with one of our physicians, contact our Trophy Club Family Clinic in Trophy Club, TX, off of Trophy Club Dr. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter to keep up with all the latest news and information about our clinic.