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Raising Healthy, Well-Rounded Children And Teens
There are many ways to stay healthy but being healthy isn’t as easy as it sounds. It encompasses a lot more than just one particular thing. There’s exercising, eating right, sleeping well, taking preventative steps, and socializing. Then there’s the never-ending list of things you shouldn’t do (i.e. smoking, drinking). Just like anything to be healthy taking a well-rounded approach is always best. Remember, too much of anything can be bad.
Healthy Habits Start At Home
We often forget that small, daily behavioral changes can have a long-term, lasting impact especially when it comes to children and teens. This is the time where they can learn good habits, a healthy lifestyle, and how being a thoughtful human being is important. It’s the time when their values are shaped.
I try to keep my kids active and social by having them participate in sports and activities year-round. While at home I try to make sure they eat a balanced meal (easier said than done).
I want my children to accept their own and others’ differences and be connected to their community. I want them to grow up wanting to make a difference in this world. Thankfully, programs like Boys & Girls Clubs of America instill these kinds of ideals in our children and teens.
Boys & Girls Clubs of America Triple Play
Triple Play is BGCA’s leading comprehensive health and wellness program. It gives young people the awareness and tools they need to get on the right path for future success. The three main areas they focus on are mind, body, and soul.
They will learn how to make healthy choices, be active, and create positive relationships which all are vitally important for their future success. Together with the Amerigroup Foundation and Coca-Cola, the Boys & Girls Clubs of America Triple Play hope to make a difference for children and teens across the country.
A key mantra for Boys & Girls Clubs of America at the start of this New Year is “I feel better when”. The New Year is often a time of recommitting to a healthy lifestyle no matter how old you are. What’s your “I feel better when” statement?
Krystle Cook – the creator of Home Jobs by MOM – put her psychology degree on a shelf and dived into a pile of diapers and dishes instead. She is a wife and mother to two rambunctious boys, sweating it out in her Texas hometown. She loves cooking, DIY home projects, and family fun activities.