Keeping fit and good lifestyle habits lead to a balanced, healthy and happy life.
Below are a few hints to get you started.
Play your family fit
Regular activity is important, especially for growing children.
Allocate an hour a day to take your family outdoors and get them huffing and puffing.
Keep it fun by making a game (for instance touch rugby in the park) of it.
Fun in the sun
Sun exposure can lead to premature skin aging and, in extreme cases, skin cancer.
With such a large variety of sunscreens on the market, including SPAR’s Sola brand, there is no excuse not to practice good sun care.
Use at least an SPF 30 and apply it 10 to 15 minutes before going outside. Reapply every two hours, especially if you are swimming.
Meal time is family time
The best way to feed a growing family is to prepare healthy, whole food.
Minimise processed grub and keep protein lean by removing the skin from chicken and opting for lean cuts of red meat.
Choose oily fish such as tuna, sardines and salmon for a healthy dose of essential fats.
Starches with a low glycemic index – such as whole wheat bread and sweet potato – keep you fuller for longer.
Fresh fruit and vegetables, especially dark leafy ones, should be eaten every day.
Remember, meal time is family time.
Interact with your family
Set aside time to focus your attention on your partner and children.
It can be as simple as playing a board game, asking them about their day or doing a creative activity together like painting or drawing.
Put your smart phone away and start interacting with your family today.