Practice What You Preach: Healthy Lifestyle Lessons To Learn From Yourself
As parents, it’s our responsibility to teach our children how to live happy, healthy and fulfilled lives. In fact, we pretty much pride ourselves on getting it right. Not only do you want to make sure that your kids know right from wrong, work to their potential and enjoy life, but you also care that they’re healthy too. By now, you’ll know exactly what they need to grow. In fact, you’re probably bored of repeating yourself. So then why don’t you practice what you preach? Leading a healthy lifestyle isn’t just for your children! And, when you lead by example, it will have a bigger impact on your children too.
Eat Your Greens
Whether they always do it or not, you make sure to get your little ones to eat their greens. You might have been saying the same things at meal times for years and years and years, so it’s surprising that it’s not stuck with you at all. If you never eat vegetables and your meals are never balanced, you could benefit from taking your own advice and eating your greens. When it comes to food, balance is best.
You know that your little ones need to stay away from fizzy drinks. You probably spend a lot of time saying ‘no’ to them in the soda aisle at the grocery store too. But, do you listen to yourself? Maybe not. If you find yourself gulping down sodas, caffeinated hot drinks and alcohol more than anything else, it’s time to make a change. Water is crucial to your hydration levels. And when you’re properly hydrated, you have more energy, you’re less bloated, and your skin looks better too.
Get Enough Sleep
The chances are that your kids think it’s a lie when you tell them they have to get to bed early (or even on time) and get enough sleep. Most of the time, you may not know why they have to – just that they get cranky if they don’t. But then if you find yourself staying up late and getting next to no sleep, you really should practice what you preach. Sleep not only gives you energy, but it improves digestion and boosts your brain.
Alongside eating well, you’re also keen to make sure that your kids get enough exercise. Whether than means attending a sports practice at the weekend, or running around at the park – you do your best to make sure they’re active. But what about you, don’t you need to be active too? Of course, you do. Avoid health risks that are associated with obesity (as well as the lost of liposculpture) by taking charge now and getting yourself in a healthier shape, before it gets too late.
And this is definitely one that you will preach all day, but never practice yourself. You might not want your little ones to spend too much time in front of the TV or on the internet, but why does it make it okay for you to do it? We all need to switch off, let our brains unwind and relax in ways that don’t involve a screen. Remember that.