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4 Health Practices Every Family Can Benefit From

The start of a new year brings about many a resolution to make a fresh start with respect to living a healthy lifestyle. What follows is a brief outline of just a few health practices, which if followed, can leave every member of every family feeling energized and fit throughout the year.

Serve a Good Breakfast

The evidence is clear. A hardy breakfast combined with a healthy weight encourages the human body to maintain healthier levels of fats and sugar in the blood. This reduces the risk of heart disease and type-2 diabetes for everyone that sticks to it. Dietary studies have shown that breakfast menus that feature half-carb and half-protein dishes are the most effective for maintaining overall health.

Oral Health and Overall Health

The link between good oral hygiene and overall fitness can be a surprise to many people. As it turns out, the mouth is closely associated with basic health. Indeed, dental problems and oral health issues have proven links to diabetes, heart disease and even cancer. Of course, tobacco and alcohol use exacerbates such conditions. Taking care of your family’s teeth isn’t simply about sweet smelling breath and sporting a nice smile. Although science has yet to discover whether the above links are a result of causation or correlation, what is known is that the mouth is closely associated with overall physical health. To this end, be sure to schedule regular dental checkups for every member of your family and make sure everyone brushes as directed by your family dentist. Professionals, like those at Guerra Dental, know that it’s important to have a lifelong commitment to oral health. Maintaining good oral health helps encourage positive health all-around.

Get Up, Get Out and Move

You don’t need a pricey gym membership to stay active. All one needs to do is schedule some regular outdoor family activities to ensure that everyone gets their fair share of physical exercise. After all, this is what weekends are for. When there is no opportunity to get outdoors, you can make the most of household chores such as vacuuming to get the heart pumping and the blood flowing. Thirty minutes of this type of activity each day will keep your family fit and the household neat and clean.

Have a Sense of Balance

Sometimes, establishing a sense of balance in your daily life is all you need to maintain peak happiness and health. Preserving balance means reducing stress and learning to make the most of every day. Having a sense of balance means promoting harmony between life’s competing priorities.

Working at keeping a healthy sense of balance while following these other family health practices will guarantee you and your family the best opportunity to live a happy and healthy life. Taking the time to make sure you have a good health practices can make your family healthy for generations to come.

Tim Esterdahl

Tim Esterdahl is the editor of IFCS blog. He is a married father of three and enjoys golf in his spare time.
Tim Esterdahl

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