Need help breaking free from addiction?
1-888-993-3112
Call 24/7 for treatment options. Who Answers?

Health Tip: Developing Healthy Habits in Children

(HealthDay News) -- If you want your children to be healthy for a lifetime, start by setting a healthy foundation when they're young.

The American Heart Association offers these suggestions:

  • Set a good example by making healthy food choices and getting regular exercise. Get the whole family involved.
  • Speak positively to your children, enforcing what they can do rather than what they can't. Set realistic expectations and know that small changes can lead to big improvements.
  • Set a rule of no more than two hours of screen time per day.
  • Reward your children for healthy habits with healthy rewards, versus candy or TV.
  • Let your children explore different types of exercise, sports and activity to find what they enjoy.
  • Have regular family dinners and make a game out of reading food labels together.
Close

Call the Helpline Toll-FREE

To Get Treatment Options Now.

1-888-993-3112 Who Answers? 100% Confidential

Get Help For You or a Loved One Here...

Click Here for More Info.

Close

Call The Toll-FREE Helpline 24/7 To Get Treatment Options Now.

100% Confidential
Get Treatment Options From Your Phone... Tap to Expand