Teaching your children to live a healthy lifestyle sets a foundation for lifelong well-being. One of the most important steps parents can take to encourage healthy behaviors in children is to model those behaviors. Prepare and enjoy healthy meals together as a family, and talk about how vegetables and other nutrient-dense foods give the body energy. Take time to exercise together as a family, such as by going for a stroll around your neighborhood after dinner or going swimming on the weekends.
The importance of these healthy habits is reinforced in this video presented by the American Heart Association. In this video, a couple discusses the ways they’re teaching their son healthy habits.
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