It’s that time of year when we all reset our schedules and get back to our routine. Summer is a great time to relax, which often leads to less rules and falling out of good habits. The start of a new school year is a great time to get back on track. Try these three tips to help your family get into a healthy and positive routine.
- Eat balanced meals. Getting ready for school and work can makes mornings hectic. Plan ahead by getting breakfast and lunches prepared the night before. Dinners don’t have to be complicated. Strive for a simple protein like chicken, pork or turkey, a carb and a vegetable. And make dinners easier on yourself by cooking double portions and eating them later in the week or for lunches.
- This has many benefits including improving your energy and attitude. Each member of your family should exercise. Join your kids in martial arts, take a walk as a family after dinner or find something that gets all of you moving. This week we are holding a Back-to-School special for the Farrell’s eXtreme Bodyshaping program. Get $150 off the next 10-week session – that’s 10-weeks for only $299!
- Relax each night. Everyone needs reset time. Each member of your family should spend 10-20 minutes each evening by themselves doing something they enjoy. This allows your mind to recharge and prepare for the next day.
TKD Tip: Modeling good exercise habits helps children see the importance of a healthy lifestyle. Your children will emulate what you do. If you are physically active, then they will be physically active. If you are a couch potato, then they will want to hang out on the couch as well.
Parent/Child Activity: Sit down with your children and come up with a list of healthy habits your family could adopt. Pick one and spend the next two weeks adopting this habit. Talk about it each day and report on how well you are doing towards adopting that habit.