Welcome to the category of my blog simply called ‘Healthy Tips.’ Many times, when I write articles for various publications, I need to find sources for the story as seen in Yahoo Shine (click here) or PBS (click here) about staying healthy. I was looking for experts and non-experts to chime in and give their favorite ‘tips’ to help kids and adults lead a healthy lifestyle.
The feedback for various stories was amazing. The sources had some fantastic points of view that could not be ignored, and I thought their opinions should be viewed on the Your Health Journal web site.
So, enjoy my new series, with some ‘great’ insight from some ‘great’ people giving exceptional and educational points of view.
1). Families that PLAY together STAY together. It is so important for parents to be good role models for their children. If they are setting this example then their children will most likely stick with an exercise program. Also, it can be more like playing which allows the children to associate it with fun. It is also a great time for them to bond and connect as a family.
2). Some ideas I recommend include walking after dinner or even playing a game like touch football, tag or running a relay race. Also signing up for a 5k or walkathon gives families the chance to exercise together to prepare for the event everyday as well as participating in the event as a family.
3). I really believe technology keeps us indoors and glued to our cell phones and computers and takes away from time outside as a family. Parents are working so much more these days with longer days or distracted. I also believe it is important that families connect more at the dinner table, giving parents an increased awareness of what is going on in their children’s lives. This can help strengthen family ties.
– Lisa Balash, a Las Vegas based kettlebell and pilates expert who is a KB Long Cycle Champion and a past National Physique Committee champion in the tall division.