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Getting Back to School and On Track For Success
Dante Leone

The new school year is approaching fast, and it’s time to start getting back into routines to set yourself and your family up for success. This includes establishing routines and habits that keep everyone healthy and performing at their best. 

During the summer months, it’s easy to become a little lax with our routines with all the family vacations, beach days, and other summer activities. If we don’t put energy into re-establishing our healthy behaviors, we may end up never getting back on track, and may suffer both short-term and long-term consequences. 

 

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So what can we do to ensure a great start to the new school year?

Well, health and success isn’t about being perfect, it’s about consistency.

When you have habits that are common practice and follow through with them most of the time, you’ll enhance your family’s well-being. This will allow for a smooth transition into the school year.

Sit down with your family and come up with a plan. Give your kids options and let them choose a few things they think they can do. This gives everyone the opportunity to have input and feel invested in the plan.

Need some ideas? Try these… Have fun, and good luck with the new school year!

Make lunches the night before. Focus on whole foods. Think about easy-to-grab-and-pack foods such as apples, bananas, carrots, cucumbers, etc.

Drink lots of water. Aim for 10 to 15 cups (80 to 100 ounces) per day depending on body size.

Get outside for 30 minutes each day. Try a family walk or bike ride.

Move your body or exercise for 30 minutes at least five days a week.

Turn screens off at least one hour before bedtime. Instead, try reading a book, or practicing some mindfulness or meditation.

Write down three things that went well, and why they went well, each day.

Set a specific bedtime and wake-up time, and try to stick with these times, even on the weekends. Aim for 8 to 9 hours of sleep, and 9 to 11 hours for the kids.

Sit down and have a meal as a family at least once each day. Have everyone take turns giving another family member a genuine compliment.

If you want help establishing healthier nutrition habits and routines, schedule a consultation with our certified nutritionist and we can help you and your family on a healthier wellness journey!

Thriving Magazine September 2022 Issue 15

September Thriving Magazine • Issue 15

September is Self Care Awareness Month and our September issue of Thriving magazine is focused on just that… With an emphasis on setting yourself up for aging with vitality. The choices we make today will have a huge impact on our future selves, and we want to help you lead healthy, strong and energetic lives. Enjoy!

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