<![CDATA[While some might think of May and consider it the start of summer, it should actually be the start of family wellness, since May is known as National Family Wellness Month. Although everyone should have their own personal health goals, there is nothing wrong with having a support team in place to motivate you. And who is a better support team than your family? That’s why our team at AFC Urgent Care Chattanooga wants to offer you some tips on how you can make health a priority for your entire family.
Why Is Family Wellness Important?In order to be the best version of yourself, you need to establish healthy habits like eating the right foods, exercising most days of the week and getting enough quality sleep every night. However, if everyone in your family made health a priority, can you imagine just how healthy (and happy) your family could be?
Reasons to Make Health a Priority
- Have more energy
- Be a better person
- Experience less sickness
- Save money
- Add more years to your life
Where Do We Start When Getting Healthy as a Family?When it comes to establishing healthier habits, the hardest part is just starting. While you want to push yourself some, you also want to be realistic, since you’ll be more likely to succeed. Therefore, start with small goals that can make a big impact. Remember, small changes build up over time!
Ideas for Healthier Family Habits
- Introduce new fruits and veggies at dinner.
- Host an active family game night.
- Walk the neighborhood after dinner.
- Have fun exercising as a family, such as partaking in a 5k or having an obstacle course in the backyard.
- Experiment cooking healthy recipes together.
- Plant a vegetable garden.