5 Healthy Family Habits For 2021

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Well, 2021 is finally upon us, and it is probably the right time actually to say congratulations for making it! 2020 was a tough year for practically everyone, and many of you will be wondering how to make 2021 a better year, even within all of the restrictions that we will likely be living with for the next 12 months.

Healthy Habits Breed Healthy Habits

One of the best things about a new year beginning is that you can take a look at your life and make some healthy changes. 

Many families make healthy changes this time of year and, if you stick to them, you are instilling healthy habits into your kids for much longer too. It 4really is a win/win situation!

Here are five healthy habits you can start now to set you up for the year ahead.

Cook Together

There has been a huge drop off in families actually cooking together, and this is a real shame because cooking together will not only bring you closer, but it will help to instill healthy eating habits in your children too.

Cooking together can also help reduce the anxiety around eating that some children will face when they go through a sensitive period. This anxiety, according to edentreatment.com, may actually be one of the early signs of an eating disorder, so it’s best to get it checked.

Eat Together

Eating together is a huge benefit for families because it allows both times to talk and reconnect.

Eating together will help children develop social skills and the table manners they will need later in life, and right now, only 40% of American families eat together, and even then it’s only 3-4 times per week.

Exercise Together

With all the cooking and eating, you will need to find a way to burn off those extra calories! Exercising together is a great way to instill healthy habits in children and get your whole family fitter and healthier to face the year ahead.

As we are still dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic, it is important to remember that most people who will die from COVID-19 will have underlying health issues, and being overweight and unfit is on that list.

Get Your Vitamins In

In the summertime, you will tend to eat healthier foods, fruits, vegetables, salads, and you are more likely to be outside soaking up the vitamin D. Sadly, this is not always true for wintertime.

Getting a good multivitamin every day will help to round off anything that might be missing and ensure your body is in top condition, ready to fight any seasonal bugs that might come your way.

A Time to Talk

How often do you sit and talk with your family? Talking is something that is missed a lot these days; we all have busy lives that are very independent.

If you decide to do nothing else on this list, invest in a set aside time every week to talk with your family, and you will see the benefits.

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