5 Family-Friendly Ideas To Put Your Healthy Foot Forward This Month

Here at Vibrant Health, we’re passionate about empowering others to live a healthy lifestyle — in all areas of your life. And one of the best ways to instill healthy habits is by getting your family involved too!

This October on the Vibrant Health blog, we’re sharing five family-friendly ideas to put your healthy foot forward this month.

 

5 Healthy Habits for Families To Try this October

  1. Goat Meatless & Cook a Vegetarian Meal Together
  2. Sign up for a 5K Road Race
  3. Focus on Your Kid’s Nutrition
  4. Book Your Family Wellness Exams
  5. Prioritize Your Family’s Mental Health

 

  1. Go Meatless & Cook a Vegetarian Meal Together

In honor of National Vegetarian Month, here’s your chance to load up on fall produce and go meatless for a day, a week or the entire month if you’re up for it. Give it a whirl by cooking a plant-based meal with your family!

Host a vegetarian pizza night, whip up these Roasted Vegetable & Quinoa Harvest Bowls, or start your day with this Fall Pumpkin Smoothie. Here are our favorite seasonal fruits and vegetables to incorporate into your diet this fall!

  1. Sign up for a 5K Road Race

Fall is the perfect time to enjoy the crisp New England weather by staying active outdoors. One of the best ways to get your family involved? Sign your group up for a 5K! There’s plenty of upcoming races to choose from this time of year — from “fun runs” to races raising money for causes near and dear to your heart. Browse your local community’s running events here!

Want more family fun? Try these New England fall activities on the farm!

 

  1. Focus on Your Kid’s Nutrition

October 4th is National Child Health Day — a reminder for families to not only value their own health but the health of their children too. And it all starts with how they fuel their body! Now that the kiddos are back to school, start by taking a look at what’s on their lunch plate. Here are some of our go-to healthy lunchbox tips and recipe ideas (for even the pickiest of eaters)!

 

  1. Book Your Family Wellness Exams

Are your family members up-to-date on their wellness exams? Take some time this month to make sure everyone’s caught up on their routine health checkups and exams. Considering it’s Breast cancer Awareness Month, it’s a good reminder for any adult women to do regular at-home breast exams, or book your first mammogram if you’re in your 40s.

 

  1. Prioritize Your Family’s Mental Health 

October 10th is World Mental Health Awareness Day, raising awareness around mental health issues. After all, taking care of your mental health is just as important as physical health!

Check in with your family by having an open discussion around everyone’s wellbeing and emotional needs. For starters, here are some mental health tools and resources for both adults and children alike.

 

DISCLAIMER: This information is not intended as a substitute for advice provided by a competent health care professional. You should not use this information in diagnosing or treating a health problem. No claim or opinion in this blog is intended to be, nor should be construed to be, medical advice. If you are now taking any drugs, prescribed or not, or have a medical condition, please consult a competent physician who is aware of herb/drug interactions before taking any herbal supplements. The information presented herein has not been evaluated by the FDA or the Department of Health and is not intended to diagnose, prevent, cure, mitigate or treat any disease or illness.

 

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