As Labor Day approaches, and summer winds down and the kids get ready to head back to school, many of you may be thinking about refreshing or strengthening your healthy habits — for the whole household, or just for yourself. Since it's easy to overthink, here are some quick tips for four key healthy living areas:
3: Physical activity
4: Better sleep + less stress
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--Take the lead by making sure your first meal of the deal is something nutritious. Think about combining lean protein, healthy fat, and fiber.
--Involve kids (or spouses) in age-appropriate meal prep. Vegetables and other foods can be more fun to eat when you've helped transform them.
--Make big-batch meals that you freeze — this ensures you'll have something healthy to eat on super-busy days.
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