ALWA - Get Fit with Abbey Live Well Advice!
At Abbey Live Well Advice, we are increasingly concerned about the learned behaviour patterns of between children and adults. Currently in the UK, 61% of adults and 30% of 2 – 15 year olds are overweight or obese. This is why we focus on the family rather than the individual.
We believe that, as a parent or guardian, it is your decisions and changes to your life that will help your children. By changing your lifestyle, you could be giving yourself and your child a long and happy life. We’re not saying it’s going to be easy, but we can guarantee it will be worth it!
Abbey Live Well Advice has lots of tips and advice to help all of the family get to grips with a healthy lifestyle plan. There are many aspects to leading a healthy life – from exercise, to diet, to mental well being.
It is vital that, as a family, you talk to each other throughout the dieting process. Share your worries and frustrations and you will help to keep everybody else afloat. When it comes to dieting, healthy meals can be made on a budget. Try shopping at fruit markets or fruit shops, these will offer fresh fruit and veg at a fraction of the supermarket cost.
Create a weekly food rota of what you will eat each night. Having a structured eating routine will help to cut out snacking and sneaky eating. The most important thing with starting a new diet is to try new things. Get your family eating vegetable and fruit that you never thought they would enjoy.
A great way of getting the family into a healthy routine is to start an exercising routine. This shouldn’t be strenuous when children are involved, try starting small. Go for family walks with the dog or start cycling to school instead of driving.
Try to get your kids involved in sport; there are lots of local sports clubs and teams that they can join to get them motivated. This is a great way to get your children motivated and active regularly and they won’t even realise that they are exercising!