Getting fit can be hard. Honestly, it can be a full on struggle and that's even if it's just you getting yourself under control. What happens when it's you, plus another autonomous full-grown adult with his or her own darn like and dislikes, goals and habits?
THEN...you add little ones who exercise their own opinions, eating parameters, disobedience (JUST DO IT!) and activities. Oy! That's a lot to balance and manage when you just want to get healthy!!
How about we talk to Dr. Natalie Digate Muth who has taken the time to figure this all out. Her book "American Academy of Pediatrics' Family Fit Plan: a 30-Day Wellness Transformation" teaches families how to use the power of togetherness to get fit, healthy AND have FUN along the way!
She says social support is key to making meaningful changes. Of course, time is always an issue, so she makes it all feel doable and fun.
One of the first things to do, though, is to get everyone on board - or at least figure out who isn't quite down...yet!
She also covers how to handle screen time with the family, eating together, getting enough sleep, the 4 B's and more.
Author Dr. Natalie Digate Muth is an American Academy of Pediatrics Spokesperson, dual board-certified pediatrician and obesity medicine physician, and registered dietitian. She has been quoted by The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, CNN and more for her expertise in developing healthy family routines, nutrition and physical activity.