The key to leading a long, healthy life is to make healthy choices a habit. Starting these habits as early as possible can help to ensure that your kids are able to lead happy, healthy lives. The average American has a life expectancy of 78 years, but that number changes based on income level, region, and some other demographic descriptors. To help your child live a long life, you can help them develop healthy habits as early as possible. The tips below are a few ways you can set your child up for healthy habits they can use for years to come.
Make Healthy Snacks
Although snacking is considered by some to be an unhealthy form of eating, we all do it. Having healthy choices that you and your children can reach for instead of unhealthy ones, you'll help show your child or children that it matters less whether or not you're snacking and more where or not what you're snacking on is good for you. Here are a few healthy snack ideas:
- Banana ice cream
- Ants on a log
- pita and hummus
You can also teach your children how to prepare these snacks if they're old enough so they can make them themselves. Otherwise, having them ready to go will also be helpful.