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5 Ways to Maintain a Healthy Family Home

Now, more than ever, it’s important for families to have a home that’s healthy and safe. From the outside, they may look like houses made of brick or wood, but on the inside the warmth and refuge of family game nights, baking sessions, and intimate discussions take place.  

We know that home is where you decompress from work, school, and other duties. That’s why we’ve put together a list of things you can do to help maintain a healthy family home. 

 

1) Get fresh air and get moving 

Movement is such an important part of staying healthy. It’s become especially hard to move throughout the day as more jobs become desk-centered and more learning is taking place on computers. Taking time out of your day to move is not only great for your fitness, it also helps tackle stress 

The Centers for Disease Control recommends children have one hour of physical activity every day while adults need about 30 minutes a day. Make exercise fun and do something the whole family might enjoy, like having a dance competition. 

 

2) Eat foods that are healthy, balanced, and delicious 

A well-balanced diet can offer the vitamins and nutrients your body needs. This is primarily important for your little one’s growing body. Start by maintaining a regular eating schedule that works with you and your family’s needs. Incorporate several colors into your meals to create a balance of nutrients.

 

3) Prioritize hygiene and healthcare 

Basic hygiene is one of the best ways to stay healthy. Hand washing helps minimize the spread of germs. It’s a good idea to teach your kids about hygiene basics, such as coughing or sneezing into your elbow, disinfecting frequently touched surfaces, and washing your hands before a meal. 

Keeping surfaces clean is particularly useful if you suffer from allergies. There’s air filters and humidifiers to help with dust buildup and dander from pets. Getting regular health check-ups is also a good way to stay on top of your health. These checkups will detect anything out of the ordinary and help you keep track of your child's growth and development. 

 

4) Build community and family bonds 

Ever heard of the saying, “it takes a village to raise a child?” Sometimes that support is not just helpful, it’s necessary. It’s not easy getting everything done when you have to work, help the kids with school, participate in community groups and activities, and take time to rest and decompress at the end of the day.  

With today’s advancing technology, it’s more important than ever to be intentional with how you spend time with the family. Taking an hour to spend time together sans-phones is a good way to get rid of distractions. Family game nights, movie nights, nature walks, and cooking together are great ways to spend time together intentionally. And if you’ve got loved ones that live far away, technology is a great way to connect.

 

5) Get extra support from vitamins and minerals 

Sometimes a nutritious diet and proper sleep are hard to get on their own. You want to build strong and healthy bodies for your family and getting the proper nutrients can become challenging. Incorporating a daily vitamin can be a way to support you and your family’s nutritional needs if you aren’t getting enough of that from your diet. 

KAL Magnesium Glycinate VegCaps may help support healthy bones and muscles for you, while Sleep-A-Saurus Gummies may help support your kid’s sleep and rest cycles. KAL offers a range of vitamin and mineral support supplements for all your unique needs. 

Whether you try one, two, or all the recommendations we offer here, we hope that you and your family are staying healthy and happy in your home. 

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