Staying Healthy

Living a healthy life starts in childhood. If we can teach our children healthy behaviors, they will have a greater chance of becoming healthy adults. Please see the tips below to encourage a healthy lifestyle for your entire family.

  •  Watch your portion sizes. Saucer size plates are appropriate for meals. Half of your plate should be filled with vegetables, and the other half of your plate with a meat and starch.
  •  If “seconds” are needed, eat more vegetables.
  • Drink a cup of water before and after meals.
  • Eat healthy snacks including whole fruit or raw vegetables.
  • Drink 8 cups of water daily and try to avoid juice on a daily basis.
  • Make smoothies using fresh fruit and add a few vegetables, like spinach, to help meet your child’s daily requirements.
  • Eat in moderation. Too much of anything can be unhealthy.
  • Gather the family, turn on the music, and dance for 10 minutes.
  • Start a routine of 25 jumping jacks, 25 knee raises, and 25 leg raises.
  • Increase the amount of time you dance or the number of times you do each exercise, as tolerated.
  • Make it a competition in the family to see who can dance the longest or do the most of each exercise.
  • Have fun.

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