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Supporting physical health 

Physical health is the well-being of the body. When the body feels good, you have more strength. Physical health is promoted by things such as varied exercise, a healthy diet and sufficient rest.   

Even small choices in everyday life can make a difference. For example, you can choose the stairs instead of the lift or walking instead of using the car. In addition, you can do gymnastics while your child is playing next to you. Even half an hour of daily exercise helps to maintain fitness.   

A healthy diet has a significant effect on physical health through things such as resistance to diseases; cheerfulness and stamina; as well as weight control. A healthy diet is varied and includes a lot of vegetables, berries, fruits and whole grains as well as vegetable oils, fish, nuts and seeds. You should avoid unnecessary sugar in everyday life.   

Sleep and rest are important to enable the body to recover from stress and fatigue. Sleeping maintains immunity and prevents diseases. In the family, you should think about the sleeping arrangements so that everyone can sleep as well as possible. Sometimes this can mean the so-called family bed, where the baby/child sleeps with the parents in the same bed, and sometimes it can mean that the parents sleep in different rooms. Sometimes one parent sleeps with the baby in the same room and the other parent sleeps in the older child’s room on a mattress, and sometimes the whole family sleeps in the same room. Each family can find the best solution for their own family.