How Do You Score on a Family Health Report Card?

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Within your family, you might know that your health is impacting your ability to enjoy life to its fullest. To make sure that you are keeping your family health as high as possible, it can help to think of your health as something you can score on a report card. By taking the time to think about the different ways in which you can change your scores, your family health report card can come back with high marks each and every time.

Your Weight Matters

The first thing you need to measure when it comes to your family health is the overall weight of those in your family. When you think about it, are your family members overweight or are they a normal weight? This will help you to determine whether you might need to lose weight or if you simply need to take action to maintain the weights of those in the family. The easiest way to understand whether you need to lose or gain weight is your BMI. Normal range of body-mass-index is 18-25. Even if you are already at normal weights, it will be a good idea to stay vigilant about these numbers as it’s simple to begin gaining weight and losing muscle without even knowing it. Check in with the doctor from time to time to see how your family scores.

Your Activity Counts

Health Report For Your Family

While it might be tempting to sit around the house all the time, you need to stay active as a family in order to get a good family health score. When you sit around the house too often, you will encourage your body to slow down and your health to diminish. Those who are more sedentary are prone to heart disease, diabetes, and other simple illnesses.  Check your fitness level regularly and make sure ir's within normal range and does not decline. You need to make sure your family is getting out for some sort of activity each day, even if it’s just a walk around the block each night. Or you might want to do something more active, spending time together as well on the weekends or at night after work and school.

Have Good Sleep

It's hard to underestimate what a good sleep means for our health. How many hours of sleep is enough? Per Mayo Clinic, adults are recommended to have 7-9 hours of sleep daily. Those who sleep well have normal blood pressure, less stressful, have positive attitude, succeed in their career, and simply happy! If you have any problems getting asleep, it's recommended to use a program like Stress Sweeper to learn relaxation breathing techniques. Use Stress Sweeper 15 minutes before going to sleep.

Your Relationships Add Up

Many people don’t realize that the relationships you share with your family can also impact your health. When you are close as a family, your family health is positively affected. You will find that you are able to fight off diseases more easily and that you are less stressed. The more time you spend together, the better you will be able to face problems head on without worrying that you’re going to have to handle your concerns alone.

With your family health report card, it’s a good idea to check up on yourself each month to see how you might be graded. While there will always be times when you could do better, it never hurts to try to be as healthy as possible.