Thank you to My Body Village for sponsoring this post on healthy habits. Making it fun keeps the kiddos engaged!
It’s hard to tell in some parts of the country – you know, the ones that just got an extra foot or so of snow in the last week or two – but spring is starting to bloom around us. A lot of people use the onset of warmer weather as a way to renew the resolutions that have waned since the New Year.
If your family could use a little nudge to get on track with their own healthy habits, My Body Village has some fun weekly challenges to help you out. Each week focuses on a different organ and a way to help make it healthy or exercise it. For example, this week’s challenge is from Raymond Brain, and he wants you to play a family board game.
The site is authored by Justin Noble, a children’s book author and certified nutrition coach. Along with each of the free weekly challenges he shares, there’s also a small lesson about fitness, nutrition or the way the human body works. He does it in a fun way, too, as each organ is a character (like Steven Stomach and the aforementioned Raymond Brain) that has their own activity sheets, coloring pages, and more.
If your kiddos are goal-oriented, you can even download a copy of the Weekly Challenge Log. By tracking your participation you can earn points; once you’ve earned a minimum of 50 points, you can mail your sheet in and receive a small prize (save up more points for bigger prizes). It’s kind of a win-win: you get to enjoy the activity itself, plus work towards a larger goal, too.
The challenges have all seemed easy to achieve. As I mentioned, this week’s challenge was to play a board game, and last week’s challenge was to eat an orange (Kerry and Kelly Kidney really enjoy them). Little quick-hits like this will make incorporating these healthy habits into your family’s routine seem like second nature.