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Keeping Your Family Healthy Even When You’re A Busy Parent

Keeping your family healthy even when you are a busy parent might feel like an impossible task. However, the good news is that it isn’t going to be impossible. It might be a bit of a challenge though, especially while you try to work yourself into a routine that works for both you and your kids. But, that doesn’t mean that you should give up, because we know that you can get there if you put your mind to it. In this article, we’re going to be taking a look at some of the things that you should be doing to keep your family healthy even when you’re a busy parent, so keep reading if you would like to find out more.

In this article, we’re going to be taking a look at some of the things that you should be doing to keep your family healthy even when you’re a busy parent, so keep reading if you would like to find out more.

At Least One Meal Together Per Day


The first thing that we’re going to say is that you should be eating at least one meal per day together. It’s more than likely that when you have younger kids you are going to pack their lunches for the day if they are at school anyway so you can make sure that they are getting the nutrition that they need. This is likely to change as they get older though, with them asking for lunch money more than they want a lunch to take with them.


If you make sure that you are eating one meal per day as a family though, you can ensure that they are at least getting all of their vitamins and nutrients from this. For example, you can cook a delicious crockpot beef stew which will take you about 10 minutes to prepare, and is full of vitamins. It’s also good to ensure that everyone is catching up with each other, and keeping your family close knit.


Bedtime Is Important For Everyone


Bedtime is important for everyone no matter how old you are. Of course, you’re not going to be able to set a bedtime for a 16 year old as they think that they know better, but it’s important that everyone is getting a good night of sleep as this is important to your health overall. You should take the time to explain to your kids why getting enough sleep is important, and how it impacts them if they don’t. When your kids get older they are going to make their own decisions here, but you should try to make sure everyone, including yourself, is in bed by around 11/12pm. 


Encourage Openness And Honesty


One of the most important things to have within a healthy family is openness and honesty. It’s difficult sometimes to be honest with the people that you are close to, but you want to create an environment in your home where everyone feels safe talking about the things that are on their mind. You want to make sure that they feel safe coming to you about their feelings, about anything that is on their mind, anything that is bothering them and so on.


The only way to do this is to ensure that you are not shouting and yelling at them all of the time when they make mistakes. You need to be calm and willing to work through things together, that’s the only way that you are going to keep your family mentally healthy.


Family Exercise In All Shapes And Forms


Finally, exercise is important and you want to make sure that everyone is doing some form of activity. For this reason, it’s worth looking into completing family exercise every week or so. Go for a long walk, head to the park and run around, go on a hike, or whatever else it is that you want to do. The goal is to make sure that everyone is sweating and their adrenaline is pumping by the time that you are done, so do whatever it takes for this to happen! But, most importantly, have fun with it.


We hope that you have found this article helpful, and now see some of the things that you should be doing in order to keep your family healthy when you are a busy parent. Nobody said that it was going to be easy, but it is possible if you put your mind to it. There are going to be some days where it feels overwhelming, but it’s important that you are taking a breath, and remembering why you’re doing what you’re doing, and what the end goal is. We wish you the very best of luck, and hope that you manage to keep your family healthy going forward.



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Jennifer is the Owner of TWL and Co-Owner of a Influencer Facebook Group Influential Mamas.  Along with blogging + freelance writing and selling Zyia Activewear, she is a mom, army wife and full-time teacher. Jennifer lives in Washington State and is a born + raised New Yorker. In her spare time, she loves traveling, yoga, the beach, writing, listening to books and drinking coffee.

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