Healthy Spring Strategies

Healthy Spring Strategies

March 26, 2024 in News, Parent Education & Support

As we enter a new season, it’s a great time to refocus on things we can do to create healthy habits for a happy/healthier life. Regional Medical Center (RMC) Parents as Teachers (PAT) are sharing the eight strategies for a healthy spring brought to you by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Move More, Sit Less. Keeping active on a regular basis helps to improve everyone’s overall health, fitness and quality of life. Eat Healthy Foods. Introduce healthy food choices into your meals. Try adding an array of colors to your plate and think of it as “eating the rainbow.” Rethink Your Drink. Water is always the healthiest choice when it comes to selecting your beverage. Remember to stay hydrated as those temperatures begin to increase. Get Enough Sleep. Establish a routine by going to bed and getting up at the same time every day. Getting enough sleep has so many positive health benefits. Be Sun Safe. As it becomes more enjoyable to spend time outdoors, don’t forget to protect your skin from the sun. Don’t forget to lather that sunscreen on and find shade. Brush Your Teeth. Oral health is important for overall health. Brush twice a day with fluoride toothpaste. Quit Smoking. Call 1-800-QUIT-NOW for free support to quit smoking. Learn Your Health History. Talk to your primary care provider about your family health history. 

As a parent or legal guardian, it’s important to focus on making these eight strategies a habit in your life. By creating personal healthy habits, you are directly affecting the health and wellness of your child(ren). Start the spring season with healthy habits in mind. 

To learn more about the RMC Parents as Teachers program, visit or call our team at 563-927-7685.