5 Tips to becoming a better and healthier you
I must say being your healthier and better self is very important in every way. Earlier in my twenties, I was very good at sticking to a dieting regimen and eating no later than or after 8PM. Well, as your body changes and you get older, you have to find new regimens that work for your current body. I have come to understand my body a whole lot more than when I was younger and before I had my two beautiful children. With that being said, things are a little different now. I think we as mothers are so caught up in taking care of our babies and husband, that it can really be easy to forget about self. But, I'm here to share with you 5 simple things that you can do to become a better and healthier you.
1) Get regular physicals and pap smears. I feel that in order for your body to run its natural course and be in its best shape ever, you must see your doctors regularly and at least once a year.
2) Review your health benefits regularly. Talk it over with your husband and make sure you have the best plan that works for you and your entire family. The one thing you don't want to do is enroll in a plan that is not covering everything that you need. Sit down as a family to discuss your health problems or concerns and see if there's a plan that covers your specific needs.
3) Exercise daily. This can include just walking around the block or within your neighborhood. For those of of who have kids, you can run up and down the stairs or go outside and play with them and that is a great workout for you and the kids. This will allow you to burn some of those unwanted calories. Also, its healthy for your whole family to play and exercise together.
4) Eat family dinners together at your dining table. This is one of the things that I try to make happen on a daily basis. Even though some evening we don't achieve it because of other obligations. But, this allow you and family members to sit amongst one another and fellowship. Ask each other about the kind of day they had or just eating a healthy meal together. I love having family meals with my husband and children. I guess for me, I always had that as a kid growing up and I wanted my children to experience the joy that had as a child.
5) Smile. This is one of my all time favorites. As a little child, my grandmother (the late Carrie Tyler) always told me to smile gal and the world will do just that smile right back at you. But, on the other hand, if you frown, the world will frown right back at you.
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