Homeschooling and
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Homeschooling and Healthy Living

Homeschooling and Healthy Living - Some of you may be wondering what healthy living has to do with homeschooling. Well, if we're tired all the time or our kids are tired all the time our homeschooling efforts will suffer. We won't be at our best to teach, and our kids won't be at their best to learn. Plus, we want to instill healthy living habits into our children for their own good.

Then I found this quote on the public domain. "Health education can be promoted only by emphasizing all aspects of health: physical, mental, social, moral." (Health Education 1930)  This is as true today as it was back in 1930.

Homeschooling and Healthy Living - I hope to tie this all together for you and ask that you bear with me as I share my experiences and research with healthy living and homeschooling.  I was, and still am, passionate about healthy living long before I even had kids or thought about homeschooling. I was a fast food/junk food junkie in my twenties, ate whatever I wanted, was underweight and never gained an ounce. At age 30 that all changed when I was diagnosed with high cholesterol and told to eliminate the fast food and exercise more or face the consequences as I got older. I took heed due to my family history (my dad passed away at age 42 of a heart attack (his third) and I made it my mission to not follow in his footsteps. I purposed in my heart to adopt a healthy lifestyle for our family.  

Homeschooling and healthy living became part of our every day lives and part of our homeschool curriculum. The Lord, research, and my kids taught me some things along the way and I would like to share them here:

  • Homeschool healthy living to your children as a means to accomplishment and not as an end in itself.
  • Emphasize happy healthful living rather than the details of techniques.
  • Promote the growth of the whole child by activities which give them real experiences in healthful living. For example, help them plant a garden to raise food for the family. Let them help you cook meals from scratch.
  • Teach them to have an attitude of respect for their body and it's processes. Our body is God's temple and our living sacrifice to Him.
  • Make sure you are following a healthy lifestyle as well and don't have a "do what I say not what I do" attitude.
  • Integrate health education with other subjects and activities.
  • Impress upon your children that healthy living is for life. As they get older it will become their way of life, as natural to them as breathing.

I do hope I've inspired you to join me in making healthy living a part of your homeschooling curriculum just like reading, writing and arithmetic. To make it easier for you, I've compiled my research into an ebook that you can read about here. Take  a look and let me know what you think.

For further inspiration, be sure to check-out the articles below. And I'd like to end with a Bible Verse: Romans 12:1 "I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service."

Make Healthy Eating and Exercise a Family Affair

6 Things That Fit People Do Differently

Homeschooling and Healthy Living - Here are Some Energy-Boosting Foods to Help Fight Fatigue

Homeschooling and Healthy Living - What Are Your Meals Doing To Your Body?

Homeschooling and Healthy Living - Are Poor Food Choices Ruining Your Sleep?

Homeschooling and Healthy Living - Nutritional Choices That Stop Stress in its Tracks.

Homeschooling and Healthy Living - Help Protect Your Family's Health Through Food

How to Conquer Your Soda Habit

Avoid the Four Natural Enemies of Olive Oil

Replace Salt with Flavor

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