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We all know that you can’t bully your partner into being healthy, as much as you might want to. The most you can do is be as encouraging as you possibly can. Try to facilitate any attempts that they might want to make to get healthier, like taking care of your kids if your partner wants to go to the gym or helping to plan healthier dinners.
You could also consider getting fit together – go to the gym to work out at the same time or start hiking together.
Make sure that you provide your kids with balanced meals that take in all of the food groups, and get them used to eating plenty of leafy greens.
Having a pet can be a great joy but it can also be a huge amount of responsibility. Thankfully, if you take them to the vet for a checkup a couple of times a year, you can keep on top of any health problems that might arise.
Protect your dog against heartworm and fleas with medications like Trifexis and make sure that you lock away all toxic substances like cleaning products along with foods like chocolate and avocado that are toxic to dogs.
One way to keep your pet healthy and happy is by keeping on top of their dental health. Make sure you check your pet’s mouth regularly to make sure their gums are a healthy pink and their teeth are white. If you’re feeling brave, invest in a pet toothbrush and toothpaste. Just remember it might take them a while to get used to it!
Keep Yourself Healthy Too
Here’s the crucial one – you have to remember to keep yourself healthy. We all know that when we’re busy, the first person we end up neglecting is ourselves. This makes it a whole lot more difficult to handle the other areas of our lives.
Make sure that you get enough sleep and that you stay as active as possible. Try walking up stairs instead of taking the elevator or starting your own fitness routine like Couch To 5K. You could even check out some yoga routines on YouTube at home. Many can take on all fitness levels and you’ll find yourself feeling a lot more fit and flexible in no time.
You should also take care of your mental health. If you find yourself feeling sad or lethargic, make sure you talk to your doctor as quickly as possible.
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.