When the twins were first born, their health was one of our primary concerns, especially being premature. We did a lot of research on sleeping, eating, and babies developmental stages. We carefully monitored what they ate and how much. When they started joining us for meals, we really became aware of what we ate. We realized that if we wanted to continue to instill good eating habits that we had to change a few of ours.
Becoming a parent has also made us more diligent about getting regular exercise. We decided our family was ready for a puppy and one of the reasons, was the daily walks that we would be taking. We also planned family hikes at some of the nearby state parks.
Recently, I had a few classmates pass due to health reasons, and while none of it was avoidable, it made me think about doing my best to stay healthy for myself and for our children.
Did becoming a parent change the way I think about health and staying healthy? Absolutely! How about you?
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