“To be healthier” is a hard goal to determine success. Set measurable goals for your family’s physical activity achievements. You can decide that your family will be active for 60 minutes five days out of the week. At the end of the week you can look back and see if you made your goal or if you need to work harder next week.

Types of Measurable Goals

Distance Goals
Frequency Goals
Intensity Goals
Length-of-time Goals

It is recommended for kids to get 60 minutes of physical activity every day and adults to get about 30. But you don’t have to do it all at the same time. Fit your fitness activities into 10-15 minute bursts that work for your schedule.

When you make the decision to be more active, decide when and how you are going to be more active. Schedule your regular physical activity into your day so that it’s part of your routine and not an add-on that you hope to get to. And when things come up, plan around your physical activity so that it becomes a fixture in your life. Just decide to move, and then plan that movement into your day

Tips

  • Sleep is an essential part of being healthy. In order for your mind and body to function at their best, you need to have good rest each night. On average, children need about 10 hours of sleep each night and adults need about 8 hours. But due to busy schedules and around the clock access to technology, many people are not getting enough rest. Lack of sleep increases your risk of obesity, diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease, and depression. Fortunately there are ways to encourage your children and yourself to get a great night’s rest and have a strong foundation for a healthy life.
  • Do not eat till your stuffed. Eat portioned sizes and drink more water.
  • Eat Healthier foods, and meals.
  • Think healthy thoughts. Your emotions will follow your thoughts, so make a habit of thinking positive thoughts.
  • Have a Plan
  • Join Support groups, you do not have to do it alone.
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