Dave Pimper

402.721.0809

Lifestyle Read Time: 3 min

Raising Healthy Children

One of the greatest legacies any parent can give a child is a framework for living an enduring healthy lifestyle.

It is hard to underestimate the power parents have on their children’s development, which is why parenting is such a profound responsibility.

The attitudes and habits formed in childhood can determine your child’s health in his or her adult years. Here are some ideas for parents who are looking to raise healthy children that grow up to be healthy adults.

Start Early

Good eating, sleeping, and exercise habits should begin early in childhood. It’ll save you (and your adult child) from the difficulties of breaking bad habits later on.

Be Family-Centric

Make healthy living a family affair. Consider the impact even small actions can have. Did you know that families that share meals tend to choose healthy foods like fruits and vegetables over soda and fried foods? Likewise, kids who eat more often with their families are less likely to become overweight or obese.1

Plan for Healthy Meals and Snacks

Modern lives are busy, but try to plan ahead by stocking healthy foods and snacks in the house. You may even want to cook a few meals during the weekend for the week ahead. If you’re looking to improve dieting behaviors, be sure to move slowly with these changes. The less the kids notice, the more effective the transition will likely be. Expose your child to different foods by pairing them with foods he or she already likes.

Be Active

It may be harder than ever to tear children away from the phone, computer, and TV, but it’s crucial that children engage in active play. It doesn’t have to be an organized event. Challenge your child to a push-up contest, or offer to play goalie so he or she can practice soccer kicks. Connect physical activity to a positive experience.

Be a Role Model

Lessons are difficult to teach if the teacher is not practicing what he or she preaches. Be sure to lead by example.

1. DHS.gov, August 25, 2020

The content is developed from sources believed to be providing accurate information. The information in this material is not intended as tax or legal advice. It may not be used for the purpose of avoiding any federal tax penalties. Please consult legal or tax professionals for specific information regarding your individual situation. This material was developed and produced by FMG Suite to provide information on a topic that may be of interest. FMG Suite is not affiliated with the named broker-dealer, state- or SEC-registered investment advisory firm. The opinions expressed and material provided are for general information, and should not be considered a solicitation for the purchase or sale of any security. Copyright FMG Suite.

Share |
 

Related Content

Business Owner’s Guide to the New Normal

Business Owner’s Guide to the New Normal

What’s your most pressing priority right now? This interactive guide will walk you through the process of assessing your business priorities and provide actionable insights to bring them to fruition. You can also take the self-assessment to help you get started on planning your next steps.

Attract Better Employees with Better Benefits

Attract Better Employees with Better Benefits

In a good economy, smart business owners know that a benefits package needs to fan a candidate’s excitement for joining...

The Basics of Investing

The Basics of Investing

What’s the connection between cars and financial management?

 

Have A Question About This Topic?







Thank you! Oops!

Financial Hacks for Millennials: Going Back to School

As we continue to readjust our lives to a global pandemic, you may be wondering if now is the time to use that time to go back to school to pursue a higher degree, or if you can build new skills in other ways.

Pickleball in Retirement

Learn about the latest sport to sweep the nation with this informative article.

Exploring the Federal Student Grant Program

In this article, explore the benefits of the Federal Student Grant Program.

View all articles

Tax Freedom Day

Assess how many days you'll work to pay your federal tax liability.

Long-Term-Care Needs

Determine your potential long-term care needs and how long your current assets might last.

Annuity Comparison

This calculator compares a hypothetical fixed annuity with an account where the interest is taxed each year.

View all calculators

Investment Strategies for Retirement

Investment tools and strategies that can enable you to pursue your retirement goals.

Protecting Those Who Matter Most

The importance of life insurance, how it works, and how much coverage you need.

5 Smart Investing Strategies

There are some smart strategies that may help you pursue your investment objectives

View all presentations

Retiring in a Post-Pandemic World

Imagine your ideal post-pandemic retirement with this animated video.

What Smart Investors Know

Savvy investors take the time to separate emotion from fact.

It May Be Time for a Financial Checkup

It’s never a bad time to speak with your financial professional about changes in your situation.

View all videos

Web site design by  Sorensen Web Design