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Healthy New Year’s Resolutions

by Sue Hubbard, M.D.

Here we are at the start of another New Year.  “Twenty – ten”, sounds like it should be a sci-fi movie about the future, but the reality is we are beginning a new decade. I am in the throes of “recovering” while “glowing” after celebrating our oldest son’s New Year’s Eve wedding, so my thoughts about resolutions really did not even hit until the last houseguest left today, and all of the wedding is now a memory. But, those resolutions are a necessity for all of us, if only to re-organize our thoughts and deeds, and to “center” oneself. It is also a good time for our children to make their own resolutions or for a family to discuss resolutions. Even young children can be involved.

So, most of us resolve to lose weight, but what if each family member resolves to eat one vegetable and fruit everyday? Simple changes in a child’s nutrition go a long way and putting more fruits and vegetables in all of our diets is always recommended. (If we the parent loses a little weight along the way, added bonus.) Another nutritional message that I continue to “harp” on is the importance of milk. Drinking milk everyday is a good resolution for children of all ages, as calcium is being stored throughout childhood, and the best means of getting enough calcium and vitamin D is by drinking milk.

Other family/child resolutions might involve exercise. The statistics are really alarming as to how few children exercise on a regular basis (outside of school recess). So, be it resolved that every child will spend at least 30 – 45 minutes a day in active play. Even during winter months there are things to do outside and if weather gets too bad how about a family day at the skating rink, or bowling alley? Again, we parents get involved and spend time playing and exercising with your children.

Lastly, I have been thinking about friends and how special they are for each of us. Friendships begin at young ages, and some last a lifetime. I am resolving to keep in better touch with my friends and to let them know how important they are to me. Our children might resolve to be nicer friends, to include others and to never participate in bullying. I would love my own children to resolve to talk versus text and email, human voice is so important in communication!! I have given up on letters, but did send friendly reminders to WRITE thank you notes to their grandparents.

So the list begins, think I will ponder a few more for later this week.

That’s your daily dose, we’ll chat again tomorrow.

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