One of the main objectives of the family is to maintain the best possible state of family health, understood as the ability to achieve growth and development of its members and adaptation to crisis situations that arise at different stages of their life cycle.
If you have children, you will know the importance of providing them with a healthy lifestyle. We believe that healthy children grow up in healthy homes, that’s why TeamCONSULTOR wants to help the whole family to have positive habits, inspire a healthy life at home and allow families to make simple but meaningful lifestyle changes that will help them follow their path to better health.
In addition, we believe that adopting a healthy lifestyle is a global effort, so we have focused on four fundamental pillars of well-being:
Eating well means eating in a balanced way. Eating the right amount of fruit and vegetables is essential, as well as controlling portion sizes and eating at regular times are important habits in our diet.
Good nutrition and a balanced diet help children grow up healthy. Whether your child is a young child or a teenager, you can take steps to improve their nutrition and form good eating habits. The five best strategies are these:
- Establish a regular schedule for family meals.
- Serve a variety of healthy foods and snacks.
- Set a good example by following a nutritious diet.
- Avoiding fights over food.
- Involve children in the process.
A healthy lifestyle is an active lifestyle. Whether it’s just adding a few minutes every day during your free time, or launching into a new fitness goal, finding a way to get your family moving is necessary to keep everyone healthy. One of the causes of the very high prevalence of overweight and obesity in childhood is the lack of physical exercise. The data speaks for itself: 39% of boys and 68% of girls, apart from gym class at school, do not do any physical exercise at all. But the healthiest thing, both for health and family life, is for all family members to develop together activities that involve physical effort at least two or three days a week: running, sports, taking a bike ride or simply walking on field trips on the weekends would be enough for children, and also parents, to do the exercise they need to stay healthy. Exercise is healthy in itself, but it’s even healthier if it’s done as a family.
In the family environment it is essential to promote emotional well-being not only because the relationship between parents and children is fundamental to the formation of emotionally intelligent people, but also because the connection that exists within the family is the first network of emotional support for a person, it teaches them to talk about their emotions, to develop self-esteem, to deal with frustration and to learn how to react to the various situations that arise.
Often sleep and stress management are not taken into account when thinking about health. Adopting good rest habits for the whole family and finding solutions to deal with daily stress is vital not only for mental health but also for physical health.
This is a good way to instill in children healthy living habits that they can maintain when they grow up.
When pets are a part of our family
That pets are part of the family is something that our society already has internalized. The list of positive issues that pets bring includes more happiness, less stress, greater motivation to exercise, lower blood pressure, stable cholesterol levels, significantly reduced risk of cardiovascular disease, and a better chance of survival after a heart attack.
Depending on the pet, dog or cat, it is necessary to go to the veterinarian eventually to make revisions or checkups to prevent possible diseases. You don’t just have to go when it’s really bad. The only difference from human beings is their food.