Family Health & Wellness 2012
Attention all moms! June is
national Men’s Health Month and Aug. 5 is Kids’ Health Day, making now the
perfect time to encourage your husband and children to eat more nutritious
meals, get plenty of exercise and be more proactive about their health.
First, let’s talk about the men
in your life. Believe it or not, men lead women in all of the top 10 causes of
Encourage the men in your life to
get a routine physical once a year and stop smoking if they are a smoker. Prevention and early detection can be key to protecting your
loved one from diseases or at least increasing the chance for a positive
reason is women are 100 percent more likely to visit the doctor for annual
examinations and preventive services than men.
are also less likely to monitor their diets and nutrition, which leads to an
increased risk for heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes, stroke and
even some cancers.
Next, let’s take a look at your kids
health. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
reports childhood obesity has
more than tripled in the past 30
years, putting them at risk for diabetes, which now effects about 1 in every
400 children and adolescents. But parents can
reverse the trend by being more
mindful of what their children eat.
information on living a healthier lifestyle, click here to check out our online health library.
them to eat more fruits and vegetables
let them skip breakfast
you have to do fast food, choose wisely avoiding fried foods and opting for
some of the healthier options many restaurants now offer.