Embracing a Healthy Family: 10 Little Things that Lead to a Happier, Healthier You

10 Little Things that Lead to a Happier, Healthier You

Eating healthier and exercising is always a great idea and unfortunately for some of us, ding ding ding .. me, it's not always easy to follow.  Life is too busy and hectic which allows for an easy out to grabbing that fast food or not having time to exercise.  Thanks to TwitterMoms and Tropicana Trop 50, you can learn more and even sign up to join the Spring Renewal program and add your 10 Little Things that Lead to a Happier, Healthier You by clicking here.

What is the Spring Renewal program?  It's a great way to start spring on a new foot!  By incorporating just 10 little things, it can lead you to a happier, healthier you.  I thought about these 10 little things as when my husband leaves for Kuwait on April 29th for a year, I've decided it would be my major kick off point to pulling it together and getting healthier once and for all.  Here is my plan for those 10 little things:

  1. Ride my bike for a brisk 15 minutes at interval levels.  One minute fast, two minutes a little slower and I will repeat until the 15 minutes is up.  This will be a quick picker up to get me going.
  2. Eat a fruit or vegetable (or both) at every meal.  Proper nutrition is lacking in my household and if I lead my example, we'll all get there.  Every day, I will continue to look for ways to eat better and eliminate junk food.
  3. Read for 30 minutes a day to my kids.  This will not only promote great reading habits but it will teach them good habits.  
  4. I will read my Bible every day as there is nothing more soothing for the soul then good scripture.
  5. Rotate prayer at meal time with my kids to teach them gratitude.
  6. Give a moment of praise to my children every day.  Strong self-esteem is essential to those growing years and when I see a smile on their face, it brings one to mine.
  7. Call or write one person every day to bring a "hey, I'm here and I'm thinking of you" smile to their face.  Showing a loved one that you care can make the difference to anyone.
  8. Drink my daily intake of water and avoid the sodas.  This every day practice can lead to healthier bodies which ultimately affects happiness.
  9. Smile, smile smile!  Make smiling a habit and if necessary, I'll sign up for a joke a day to keep me laughing!  Laughing is essential to health and this is something I'm not lacking thanks to my kids!
  10. Even though in reverse order, hugging!  Hugging is another great way to bring love and warmth to one another.  Hugging shows affection and comfort.  I always hug my children once a day.

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