Kaizen Wealth Life Transformation

  • Increase font size
  • Default font size
  • Decrease font size
Home Personal Development How to Promote Healthy Behaviors in Your Children

How to Promote Healthy Behaviors in Your Children

Health should be a top priority for you as you raise your children. When you start young, you can set your child up for a long and healthy life, just by promoting healthy behaviors now.

 Childhood Obesity
 
Statistics have shown that when a child is obese, they're more likely to continue to struggle with the problem during their adult life. You can combat this by concentrating on a healthy diet and an active lifestyle for your young ones.
 
Keep these items in mind as you promote healthy behaviors in your children:
 
1.    Children learn by example. Look to your own habits first. Are they up to par? Your children watch every move you make and they're likely to repeat your behaviors. While a family pizza is a nice treat every once in awhile, if it becomes a habit, your children will continue to expect it all the time.
  • Be a model for your children by maintaining a balanced diet.
  • Show them that they must exercise by exercising yourself.
2.    Make it fun. If you make healthy behaviors fun, your children will look forward to engaging in them. Get excited about brushing your teeth. Play sports with your children, instead of just walking and running. Do what you need to do to keep the excitement alive.
 
3.    Use repetition. Fight the urge to slip up when it comes to continuing your healthy behaviors. If you do something every day for 21 days, it becomes a habit. Healthy habits are easy to maintain once they're ingrained in your brain!
  • For example, if you brush your teeth every single morning and night, your teeth will feel "dirty" if you miss a brushing session.
4.    Buy fresh healthy snacks. Everyone enjoys a good snack. Have plenty of healthy snack options available to your children. You can put out plates of fresh fruit and veggies. When your children are hungry, they'll make do with what they have, even if it isn't their favorite.
 
5.    Turn off the TV. In this day and age, the TV plays a large role in life. If you find that your children are spending too much time in front of it, establish a no TV or video game policy during certain hours and encourage your children to go outside or read a book.
 
6.    Stay involved. Get actively involved in your child's life. If you continue to encourage them when they're doing something good, they'll enjoy the attention. Getting involved in this way will give your children the confidence to continue with their healthy habit.
 
7.    Sign up for activities. Your community likely has a variety of activities to choose from in order to remain active while having fun. Discover what your children like and sign them up for those activities.
 
When Things Go Wrong
 
People lead busy lives and sometimes you'll realize that you've let some bad behaviors take over. In these situations, it's important to stay on top of the problem and search for a solution.
 
Define the problem and develop an action plan that will help you get back on track. For example, if your family has fallen into a pattern where you start to eat out too frequently, perhaps you can find some quick and healthy home recipes or search for healthier places to eat out.
 
Following these tips will keep you and your children on the right track and enable a healthy lifestyle for years to come.
 
Please share your wealth insights with us on the article by adding your comment at the bottom.


If you like this article, please click on the `Digg` image below. I'd appreciate it!

Comments

avatar Brett Renou
0
 
 
Excellent :-)
B
i
u
Quote
Code
List
List item
URL
Name *
Email (For verification & Replies)
Code   
Submit Comment
Cancel
avatar Parmelia
0
 
 
In awe of that awsenr! Really cool!
B
i
u
Quote
Code
List
List item
URL
Name *
Email (For verification & Replies)
Code   
Submit Comment
Cancel
B
i
u
Quote
Code
List
List item
URL
Name *
Email (For verification & Replies)
Code   
Submit Comment
 

Follow Me

 FB twitter


Personal Development Articles


Testimonial

Richard Ingram
Let me first say I have followed your Mentorship program for two years now and I know what an amazing teacher you are already, but it was only once I started the Kaizen Challenge that I realized how deep your knowledge is. I now truly understand the passion you have to improve people's lives and I’m extremely grateful for Read more...
Andrew Jordan
The Kaizen Challenge has had an impact on me in a number of ways. By believing in the universal power of thought and the connection of minds in the spiritual world, great achievements can be accomplished for benefit of mankind. By submitting your positive thoughts through Read more...
Mark Hudson
I guess for me the best result I received from the challenge would be the fact that my fiancé told me, out of the blue, that she can see the change. Inside my head I knew all the changes that were going on but never realized that someone on the Read more...
Andries Spies
This last task is the most difficult. Rather give me an electric circuit to design than to write an assay. It took me 7 days, a little bit a day. But here it go’s.  It feels so good to have started something, the Kaizen Challenge, and completed it. It is good Read more...
Saleem Van Staden
Today I have reached the end of my challenge and I feel somewhat elated to have accomplished my task which for me personally has become a vision and a mission attained; truly a life changing experience. There is a deep sense of accomplishment, but also the underlying reality, obligation and responsibility that in order to continue growing spiritually, mentally and physically, I will have to persist in the same pattern and manner Read more...