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It’s never too late to make family health a top priority.
One of the most important things parents can do for their kids is to promote a healthy lifestyle, including plenty of physical activity, good nutrition and quality sleep.
About one in five children in this country are overweight or obese. This can affect a child’s health now and later in life, as obesity is linked to Type 2 diabetes, heart disease, stroke, cancer and other serious health issues.
Healthy habits can help your whole family maintain a healthy weight, build muscles and strong bones, improve brain function, protect memory, improve mood and much more.
Here are eight things you can do to get healthy as a family:
It’s time to get healthy as a family. When you do, you’ll set the foundation for lifelong healthy habits and help reduce the risk of obesity, heart disease, stroke, cancer and other health issues.
At Edward-Elmhurst Health, we take your family’s health as seriously as you do. Through community programs and educational resources, our Healthy Driven Families initiative aims to improve families’ overall health by helping you make intentional choices that lead to a healthier lifestyle.
Need a primary care physician for your family? We have hundreds of board-certified physicians to choose from. You can book online today to set up your first appointment.
The medical weight loss specialists at Endeavor Health® Weight Management can help the whole family achieve and maintain a healthy weight. The team is now seeing adolescents ages 16 and up to provide medical management and lifestyle recommendations .
Edward-Elmhurst Health & Fitness offers programs to help the whole family stay active, including numerous fitness classes for kids and teens.
Learn more from Healthy Driven Chicago:
Five ways to get a healthy meal on the table faster
Six tips to manage your child’s screen time
Taking steps to address childhood obesity
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