HELPING YOUR FAMILY LEAD A HEALTHY LIFESTYLE

HELPING YOUR FAMILY LEAD A HEALTHY LIFESTYLE

Our fast paced and sedentary lifestyle takes a toll on you and  your family’s health.  Children to choose unhealthy and take away snacks over home-made nutritious food. Free time is utilized watching cartoons on TV or playing games on the tablet rather than physical activities with parents or other kids. As a responsible parent, you need to step back, take stock and make a conscious effort to steer your family towards a healthy and disciplined lifestyle.

Let us briefly review some golden rules for healthy living:

1. GET UP AND MOVING!

Children require regular physical activity for their overall growth, development and well-being. This also applies to parents as kids look upto to them as their role-model and source of inspiration. Parents who are lazy and unhealthy can expect their children to be fit and active.

2. NO TV!!

Watching TV, surfing the net or playing games on the tablet is leading to a sedentary lifestyle. Kids are becoming overweight and lazy. Screen time should be restricted to max. 2 hours a day. Encourage the child to take part in physical activities or games, either indoor or outdoor.

3. HAVE MORE LIQUIDS!!

Water is the best liquid you can have as it satisfies our thirst and does not have any additives or preservatives which are more harmful to the body in the long run. Similarly, low fat milk is a good source of calcium for kids. Coconut water, which is high in potassium and antioxidants, is an excellent alternative to fruit juices which have a high sugar content.

4. CONSUME MORE VEGETABLES AND FRUITS

They boost immunity and reduce the risk of may chronic diseases. Each meal that your child eats should contain some servings of vegetables and fruits. Fresh fruits can also serve as a healthy snack option rather than wafers and chips. Low fat dairy products and whole grains are also healthy choices for kids. Avoid chips, cakes and chocolate as they contain a lot of fat and are high in sugar.

KEY TAKEAWAY:

An apple a day keeps the doctor away. A healthy family is a happy family.  Saving on Health Expenses. Medclaim / Health Insurance.

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