Keeping your family healthy and happy can often feel like a challenging full-time job. It doesn’t seem like a difficult concept, right? Follow a healthy way of eating and stay active both physically and mentally. It sounds simple enough, especially if you are just looking after yourself, but when family members with varying food tastes and activity desires enter the equation, it can get tricky.
Here are some great ideas on how to keep your family healthy and happy as well as how everyone can enjoy the benefits of dietary supplements.
The Basics of Good Health
Most of us learn the building blocks of healthy living and good hygiene as young children, and we typically maintain those practices throughout our lives. If you follow these rudimentary principles, you and your family are off to a good start:
Maintain good personal hygiene. Stay clean, and wash hands with an antibacterial soap before eating. Do not overuse antibacterial cleansers/wipes/gels, as too much of these products can actually have the opposite effect when it comes to fighting germs.
Maintain a healthy temperature in your home. If you live in a cold climate, stay warm with layers rather than turning the furnace up too high. A healthy temperature for winter is 60-70 degrees F (16-21 C). If you live in a tropical area, use fans or your air conditioner as needed to keep a comfortable humidity level.
Stay hydrated. Drink plenty of water and enhance it with electrolytes if necessary. Avoid too much caffeine, alcohol, and sugary drinks, as they can lead to other health issues.
Get adequate sleep. There is no set number of hours a person should sleep each day. The amount of sleep you need depends on age, activity level, and life situations. Just listen to your body and when it tells you it is tired, let it rest.
Stay active. Physical activity not only keeps you strong and flexible, it boosts your immune system and can improve mental health.
Choose a healthy way of eating. Good health depends on good nutrition. We will discuss this further, as we recognize that this can be difficult when you have a family.
Use dietary supplements. Even when following a great exercise regimen and natural way of eating, some highly beneficial vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and fatty acids must come from dietary supplements.
Be Active Together
Staying active does not have to mean daily morning calisthenics (although that can be fun too). Stay active as a family by taking turns choosing the physical event for the day. There are so many fun ways to get exercise: swimming, hiking, biking, water gun fights, trampoline or jump parks/facilities, or even yard games like hide-and-seek, kick the can, flashlight tag, and so many more!
Play with Your Food
OK, we know that everyone has been taught not to play with their food, but it is OK to be creative with it. This can be particularly handy when you are trying to get kids interested in tasting new foods or eating vegetables that they typically avoid. Be creative with “food art,” and turn a meal into a fun and nutritious learning event. Here are just a few ideas you can try:
A dietary supplement is defined as a product that is taken orally and contains one or more ingredients (such as vitamins or amino acids) in order to supplement one’s diet and aren’t considered to be food.
Some dietary supplements are a means to ensure you get the recommended daily allowance (RDA) of common vitamins like Vitamin C or minerals like iron or calcium that may be lacking due to dietary restrictions or a limited caloric intake.
The Benefits of Dietary Supplements
Other dietary supplements, like the Omega-7 Pure from SIBU, can provide you with an additional source of healthy fatty acids like Omega-3, -6, and -9—all of which are found in nuts, seeds, avocados, and salmon. More importantly, SIBU’s Omega-7 Blend provides a source of Omega-7 not commonly found in food sources. The benefits of dietary supplements can be seen in improved skin, hair, and nail health, as well a renewed energy and vigor.
These ideas and tips should get you on track to having a healthy, happy family. Be sure to capitalize on the benefits of dietary supplements like the Omega-7 Blend and other amazing sea berry therapy products from SIBU.