Staying healthy and adopting a nourishing lifestyle as a family is important. It is through this process that the happiness of a family is ensured. Besides, if your children are taught to live and eat healthy at an earlier stage, these qualities will stick with them for the rest of their lives. While it is important that you eat healthy and spend quality time together with you family for overall health and happiness, it is also important that you ensure that certain areas of your home are not designed in a way that induces distraction and an unhealthy lifestyle. Gopal Narang, a well established name in the real estate industry makes sure that all his residential projects are designed to comply with these simple yet effective rules and many developers are following suit. Given below are some tips that will ensure that you look after your family’s health and happiness efficiently.
1.) Sit together as a family when eating meals:
As a rule of thumb, a family must consume at least one meal together. The simple reason why it may be difficult for a family to sit together and eat all their meals as one is the fact that everyone may have their own schedule to stick to. However, no matter how busy your schedule is, you must eat at least one meal as a family. Ideally, dinner is the best meal to eat together. This is a great time for the family to bond and speak of the highlights and lowlights of their day. Besides, it opens up a channel for communication. Family dinner is a great way to include healthier variants of your family’s favourite meals.
2.) Include healthy foodstuffs in the pantry:
When you decide to stock your pantry with only the nutritious varieties of food items, you are bound to get healthier as a family. This holds true especially if you do so for your children. It is a common phenomenon that you will also end up eating the same foods as your children and therefore, ensuring that your pantry is stocked with fresh fruits and vegetables, nuts, leaner varieties of meat like chicken along with dairy products like milk, yogurt, cheese and the likes belonging to the low fat category is an excellent way to ensure that you stay healthy and happy.
3.) Ban consumption of food while watching television:
When your children eat while watching television, they tend to eat more than they may have anticipated and this leads to the formation of unhealthy eating habits leading to health problems later in life. Besides, it is important that you choose the appropriate location for placing the television in your home. As a rule of thumb, it is best to avoid having the television set in children’s’ bedrooms. Besides, the television set should be switched off when having meals and a certain restrictions must be put on the television viewing time for your kids.
4.) Plan outdoor activities with your children:
Although this cannot be done on a regular basis because of the tight schedules that rule your life, you must ensure that every once in a while you plan out some fun outdoor activities with your family like camping, hiking, trekking or any such activities that induce some form of physical exertion. It is a great way to bond as a family while still making an effort to stay physically fit.
Owen Barth is a freelance writer and has worked for a brief period with Gopal Narang. He loves to write on health and fitness and often on technology as well. He is a coffee addict and drinks up more than 4-5 cups of espresso on a daily basis.