Build the foundation for a lifetime of healthy habits.
If we didn't know it before, we know it now - being physically active and focusing on good nutrition is an important life priority beginning in early childhood. Not only does healthy eating habits and regular physical activity increase physical and cardiovascular health, it can improve sleep, reduce stress, increase attention and learning, and minimize illness. Because the habits and preferences children develop early in life will shape their choices and behaviors for years to come, it is critical to establish good wellness habits now.
But knowing it and doing something about it are two different things. The average family has more commitments than time to meet them, from homework, to basketball practice, to piano lessons; it often seems impossible to fit one more thing into the schedule, no matter how good it is for you.
Browse through the related information below for ideas and tips about growing a healthy family.