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3 Tips for Keeping Your Family Healthy

By Genevieve Cunningham

A family is one of life’s greatest blessings. It gives you other people to love, take care of, trust, and experience life with. But, it also brings some hard times and stressors to your life. It brings worries and tough decisions and a lifetime of challenges. They're worth it, but that doesn't make it any easier. One of the biggest and most important challenges? How do you keep your family healthy? We want our loved ones to stay fit and healthy and far away from illness, but this can be tough. Take a look at these three tips for keeping everyone in your household healthier and stronger than ever.

Exercise Together

Research has proven that those who exercise have stronger immune systems. But kids won’t exercise if you don’t teach them how important it is. In order to do this, get them active in sports or activities. You should also set a good example by exercising yourself. And of course, it’s always a good idea to do it together. Go for walks, play game together, or join a family oriented gym. The more you exercise, the stronger your body, and the more likely all of you will be able to fight illness.

Teach Hygiene

This doesn’t just include taking a bath and brushing your teeth, though that’s absolutely important. But, you should also teach your children to do things such as cover their mouth when they sneeze or cough, wash their hands regularly, and keep their hands away from their nose and mouth. Not only will this give your child impeccable manners, but it might keep those pesky germs away from their bodies and out of your home.

Keep Your House Clean

With kids, this is much easier said than done. But, a clean house has fewer germs lurking in the corners. Teach your kids to pick up every night before bed. Wipe down cabinets, surfaces, and even door knobs. Spray disinfectant in commonly used areas. This might take a lifetime of practice, but it’s essential for keeping your family healthy and helping them learn good habits at the same time.

You may not be able to fight off all illness in your family, but you can make a dent in your trips to the doctor with a few prevention steps. When it come to staying well, prevention really is the best medicine. Do these tips together as a family, and you may all find less sickness in your home.

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