Moms Know Best When it Comes to Healthy Families
There is no one more qualified at home when it comes to taking care of the family than good old mom.
From dealing with the everyday cold to help their son and/or daughter get over that first broken bone or really bad scrape, mom always seems to have the answers.
With that in mind, what are moms doing (and can do) to make life better for their significant others and their children?
When it comes to good heart health, most moms definitely have a heart.
Heart Health Begins at Home
Whether you are raising a single child or a houseful of kids, keeping them healthy and happy can seem like a real challenge at times.
In some cases, getting them to eat the right foods can be downright difficult, especially if they’re sneaking in snacks here and there.
If they aren’t eating properly, they increase their odds of gaining weight too quickly. As sad as it is, take a look around the stores, schools and other places where children congregate. One doesn’t have to look too far to see many overweight kids.
Part of the problem of not eating correctly from an early age on is it sets in motion bad habits.
Some of those bad habits can be transferred into adulthood, especially as they relate to eating and exercise.
Even with the right amount of exercise (see more below), no one (child or adult) is totally void of having heart or other medical issues.
CPR Experience Can Save Lives
While you hope to never have to use the training you receive, learning CPR is one way to potentially save a life or two, including what appear to be the healthiest of individuals.
One drawback to learning this in the minds of some people is they do not have the time to go take a course, especially given their busy professional and personal schedules.
Stop and think for a moment if you truly do not have the time or you’re just coming up with excuses not to take it.
By taking CPR certification courses online, adults can better prepare themselves to save a loved one’s life or someone they do not even know.
Yes, online courses are an option if one’s daily slate of activities (including mom’s schedule) proves too busy.
Remember, that coursework could ultimately end up being the difference between life and death for someone.
And remember the topic of exercise a moment ago?
Even the best-fit individuals can be susceptible to heart issues; all the more reason that more people knowing CPR proves important.
Speaking of exercise, moms (and their families for that matter) are best served when the family and exercise go hand-in-hand.
While there’s a good chance the little one or ones do plenty of running around during the day, all that energy burned up doesn’t necessarily translate into developing a stronger heart and bigger and better bones and muscles.
As a result, moms can lead the way by getting their child or children involved in youth sports.
Whether it is Little League, Pop Warner, organized tennis, soccer or swimming classes, there are plenty of opportunities to get the little ones out of the house and active. Plus, the less time spent playing video games or being tied to a computer in the house, the better.
Another thought to keep in mind is that not only is exercise good for everyone’s health in the family, it also makes for lower health insurance rates over time. The less visits to the doctor’s office, the better your overall premiums will be. The less your premiums are, the more money you have to do fun things.
Speaking of fun; make family meals and exercise time just that, fun.
Face it; if your child or children feel one or both of those activities are nothing less than a chore, they are less apt to want to partake in one or both.
Get creative with both your meals/snacks and your exercise efforts.
By doing so, the kids and the adults will be more inclined to participate and enjoy it.
At the end of the day, anything that families can do together to make their overall lives better is a winning situation for everyone involved.