Planning A Healthy Life Around A Hectic Family Life | #CP

Family life can be hectic, can’t it? The kids have a lot to say, and a lot to do, and you’ve got to try and keep up with them at every turn. Of course, kids grow fast, and more often than not you’ll be told that you don’t understand, but that won’t stop you trying anyway! But at the same time, that’s quite stressful, and there’s a chance your fast paced lifestyle can grind your health down. 

Being a dad is a full time job, but staying healthy at the same time can sometimes feel like a similar amount of effort. You’ve got a lot on your plate, and of course, your family always comes first - how do you even try to manage? Well, you can take some tips like these and try to apply them to your own situation. You need to try and stay as healthy as you can, because it’ll make sure you live a happier, longer life, and your kids will love to see that. 

Take the Kids on Runs and Walks

Of course, it can be hard to get the kids interested in physical activity, what with the amount of tech we have at home these days. Our brains can be totally focused on the screens in front of us, and when we spend a good amount of the day using them and them alone, we get used to sitting down and staying still for hours one end. 

And yet, if you decide to undertake healthy and fun forms of exercise as a family, you manage to get your workout in, and the kids get outside for some fresh air, sun, and plenty of use out of their legs. 

You’ll be setting a very good example at the same time. If the kids see their dad putting health and happiness first, they’ll be very likely to follow in your footsteps. If they see you come back from runs, and hear you talk about how good it makes you feel in yourself, they’ll be up for coming with you next time! 

Make Medications Easier to Collect

Trying to haul your entire family into the doctor’s office can be real tricky; getting blood out of a stone might be a little bit easier for you to accomplish! If you have young kids, who hate seeing the doctor, and hate having to wait around in an otherwise quiet and awkward waiting room, there’s a good chance you want to be in and out as soon as possible, right? 

Well, there’s no getting around having to see the doctor from time to time - if there was, healthcare would be revolutionised! But we can cut down the prescription and pharmacy wait times, and get home again with plenty of time left for tea. Because you can order your medications online these days, via online pharmacies with NHS backing, and you can read more here if you want to find out more about your options. 

Shop For Healthier Foods with Online Supermarkets

If you’re pushed for time, you’re going to need to use online supermarkets for convenience, seeing as trying to get the kids around a supermarket and then home again in good time can be impossible. You’re a busy parent already, and you still need to do your chores as an adult, so why not do everything you can to make things easier? 

Not to mention there’s some wonderful benefits to shopping online, such as collecting money off coupons automatically. If the kids want some extra treats just in time for Christmas, now’s the time to collect on these kinds of online rewards! 

You can sit down in your favourite chair in the living room, boot up the laptop or phone, and use the net to shop for all of your favourite foods, as well as some healthier stuff. And seeing as they’re all collected in one place, with easy to navigate tabs, you won’t be going back and forth, up and down the aisles trying to find something like brown bread! 

Family Life Doesn’t Have to Be So Hectic

It can be easy to plan a healthy family life in the modern day and age - you’ve got so many tools at your disposal. And seeing as your family get you feeling hectic and bit stressed from time to time, it’s time to put these tools to good use. So let’s make sure you’re using tips like these to make daily life a bit more convenient. 

*This post was written in collaboration with a third party, the words expressed are my own"

Karl Young

Part-time daddy and lifestyle blogger. Father of 2 boys under 2. Golfer, scare-fan, tea-lover, traveller, squash and poker player. I write on the @HuffPostUK

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