Swamped this summer? 7 tips to keep your family healthy

first_img TAGShealthySummer Previous articleFree at Chick-fil-A: EmojisNext articleWater Management District Uses Horses to Fight Fires Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. The sunny days of summer are here and school may be out, but your family is still as active and busy as ever. It’s easy to get caught up in a hectic schedule of activities, but don’t let the summer hustle keep you from a healthy lifestyle. Enjoying the summer is about balance and planning. These tips will help your family stay happy, healthy and ready to tackle anything the summer months throw your way.1. Fuel up with breakfastSet the tone for the rest of your day with a good-for-you breakfast. A complete breakfast gives you and your family the energy needed to take on the busy summer schedule. There are plenty of easy breakfast recipes that let you eat while you’re running out the door. Try peanut butter or avocado on toast, hard boiled eggs or a fruit smoothie for a quick, satisfying meal.2. Set a summer scheduleCreate a master calendar to hang up in your kitchen. This should include everyone’s daily activities for the summer so nothing is forgotten. Take a look at the calendar at the beginning of each week to get a sense of what’s to come.3. Remain activeEncourage your kids to get outside by planning a weekly outdoor activity as a family. From hiking, biking, a game of tag, skating and swimming, find something your family loves doing together. You can also get some extra steps in by taking an after-dinner walk around the block each night.4. Snack healthyKids love to snack, especially when they’re home for the summer. Stock up on easy go-to snacks like Snack Factory(R) Pretzel Crisps(R), fresh fruit, and granola bars so you’ll be ready when their stomachs start to growl. Pretzel Crisps dipped in peanut butter or hummus create a filling, wholesome snack. They’re packed in resealable bags, making Pretzel Crisps the perfect portable snack for the car rides between swim practice, summer camp and everything in between.5. Stay hydratedInstead of that third cup of coffee, you might want to be more conscious of your water intake. You and your family will need to stay hydrated in the summer heat, so always be sure everyone has a bottle of water with them. If there’s a bottle within arm’s reach, you’re more likely to sip using little conscious effort.6. Make a point to unplugWhile it’s important to let your kids stay connected to friends and peers during the summer, you should also be aware of your family’s technology use. For example, you could make a pact to put away devices at dinner time and two hours before bedtime. Find an approach to regulating technology that works for you.7. Stick with stellar sleeping habitsYour kids will likely want to stay up later in the summer, but make sure they’re still getting adequate sleep. Work as a team to make sleep a family priority. Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom Please enter your name here Please enter your comment! Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 last_img

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