Generational Health: Mind, Body, and Spirit Thoughts For Your Family

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Most modern families compromise of at least three generations: your parents, you, and your children. Each generation is very different from the other, but are closely bound together by the love and respect that is part and parcel of family life.

When you consider the health of your family, it’s important to take into account these generational differences. Each generation requires a different health focus to ensure they are making the most of their life. If you want to ensure a completely holistic focus on your family’s health, then you just need to pay attention to mind, body, and soul…

 

Mind: Your parents

Encouraging your aging parents to keep their minds active is a wonderful decision that is truly beneficial. There are so many different ways that your parents can keep their minds active; learn a new hobby, try a new skill, or even simple things like playing along with TV quiz shows– it’s all beneficial.

 

Another way you can benefit the minds of the older generation is to have tough conversations. These conversations tend to discuss subjects like their future needs, what is home care and how is it relevant to them, as well as potential funeral plans. They’re not pleasant conversations, but many older people say they feel better and more relaxed when the discussion has been had.

 

Body: You

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Your health at this time in your life is setting you up for the future, so now is the time to start thinking about prevention against common old-age maladies. There are a few areas on which you will want to focus here, but top of the list is supplementing collagen. Collagen production decreases as we age, which can cause joint stiffness, pain, and even wrinkles. Starting to supplement collagen at this point in your life will stand you in good stead for the future– just remember to check with your doctor that the supplement is suitable for you!

 

Another advantage you can gift to your body is to start practicing yoga. There are a huge number of benefits to yoga, and the sooner you start, the better!

 

Spirit: Your children

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It’s easy to get caught into a web of achievements with our children; milestones, school prizes, attainment of knowledge. Spending a little time focusing on their spiritual growth, their faith, and encouraging their curious spirit is the perfect antidote to the often-challenging modern world.

One of the best ways of encouraging your children’s spirit is to spend time in nature with them. Go for a hike, explore your local parkland, and provide the perfect open space for their minds to wander and their creativity to come alive.

 

In conclusion

The above ideas will help ensure that every generation of your family is able to live life to the fullest for themselves, and enjoying the reassurance of knowing the rest of the family are in good health also.

 

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10 thoughts on “Generational Health: Mind, Body, and Spirit Thoughts For Your Family

  1. My children and my grandchildren seem to be exactly where they should be with body and spirit. Live on dozens of acres, go to state and national parks, gym four times a week. It is I that really must up my game. I use my mind but my body is a mess. I am working on tiny goals rather that someday goals, hopefully it helps.

  2. This is some great information. I would love to start doing yoga. I really need a beginners class for senior citizens. Thank you so much for sharing

  3. These are really good pieces of advice to keep every member of the family healthy in mind, body and spirit. Thanks for the reminder. I have an aging parent and me and my siblings make sure our mom engages in activities that will keep her brain active. We also encourage her to find time to socialize with her friends. She loves ball room dancing and she attends senior citizen dance class every Saturday.

  4. A really informative post with some great advice, I love how you concentrated on each generation of the family but included yourself too, sometimes we forget to love ourselves too. 🙂

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