Why Family Activity is Totally an End Goal
By Genevieve Cunningham
When we think about health, we most often think about ourselves. We think about our own weight goals and our own exercise goals. We think about where we personally want to be in five years. And most of the time, that's good! But we can't deny that it's also important to think of other important people in our lives -- like our family! Keeping our families healthy might be even more important, and it's certainly an end goal. But why? Why should we really worry with others? If you like the idea of a healthy family, take a look at why you should make this a priority today.
Health is Learned Behavior
We don't often realize it, but our health is often learned. Sure, there are plenty of things that we can't control -- illness, genetics, etc. But the way that we take care of ourselves is completely in our control, and it's something we learned as children. If you want your kids to keep healthy habits into adulthood, you have to teach them now. Teach them to cook. Teach them to drink water over soda. Teach them to exercise and wash their hands and brush their teeth. When you do these activities together, everyone benefits, and the whole family lives in a healthier state.
Accountability Helps Everyone
When we do things as a team, we're holding ourselves accountable to others. If you teach your kids or make an agreement with your spouse to exercise every day, someone in your home is going to notice if you skip out. And you'll be able to do the same for them. The whole family can help each other stick to their goals, and ultimately, everyone will benefit as a result.
Good Health is Always End Goal
When we're talking about end goals, we're talking about things that we want to be true at the end of our lives. And why wouldn't we want a life full of good health for our families? We do! If we're focusing on improving our health and habits with our families, we're going to see improvements in everyone. We might notice less illness from our kids. We might notice that both parents cope with stress better. We want better health! We want it now, and we want it in the future, and in order to keep it, we have to continually work together for this goal.
Keeping our family active isn't as hard as we make it. Go outside together. Make sure everyone is involved in an activity, and support each other. Cook together. Play games together. Sure, we're all short on time, but this matters. Get active together, and your whole family will see a rise in health starting now and lasting a lifetime.
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