You’ve heard it said time and time again: family is the building block of society. It’s where we first learn to speak, read, socialize, and grow. Family is an important part of Filipino culture, and as a young parent, ensuring a brighter future for your family may be one of your main concerns. If you’re looking for new, healthier habits to pick up as a family, or simply hunting for more reasons to spend time together, then check out the shortlist below.
In the digital age where parents compete with gadgets for the attention of their kids, family time seems more and more like a precious resource. The benefits of family time are many, with women’s publication SheKnows listing improved self-esteem, strengthens family bonds, and helps parents and children reconnect, among other things. Try to set aside some time each week that’s exclusively for you and your kids, and you’ll find that you and your children will lead happier, more open lives.
The Department of Health (DOH) celebrates Nutrition Month every July, but that’s not the only time of the year you should be concerned about you and your family’s nutrition. Having a healthy diet at home means that your children will get into the habit of eating well. Ensure that they eat plenty of vegetables and fruits, as well as lean meats, cereals like rice, and other foods rich in fiber and nutrients. A healthy diet means a healthier body, and you can help your children combat diseases like childhood obesity.
Exercising as a Family
According to the Manila Bulletin, studies have found that the Philippines is the world’s 4th least active when it comes to exercising. The benefits of exercising are many, from strengthening bone and muscle mass to increase endorphins. Exercising as a family also ensures that your children get started on the habit earlier, making them more likely to continue staying fit throughout the rest of their lives. Plus, doing physical activities together will also help strengthen your bonds as a family.
Finally, one thing to do in order to ensure that your family lives a healthy and happy future is to ensure that they’re protected. Despite your best efforts to keep your family healthy and injury-free, sometimes emergencies happen. In case of a crisis, it’s always best to have protection through the form of health insurance. Health insurance protects your finances from major blows like hospitalization while ensuring that you and your family get the best care possible.
If you aren’t sure where to start, Paramount Direct has a guide that will help you choose the best health insurance plan for you and your family. It lists common questions you may have regarding health insurance products, including the possible costs and coverage of family health insurance. It also lists Paramount’s HealthCare Cash Plan as a possible solution. The plan offers enrollment of any number of dependents under one affordable premium, protecting you and your entire family.
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