Health & Safety

Tips to keep your family healthy and safe

When days get hectic it's hard to find time to prepare healthy meals or stay active as a family. Gerber Life put quick, healthy recipes and workout routines for you and your family right at your fingertips. We also share tips for helping to keep your family safe, such as how to avoid everyday dangers. Because it's so important to take good care of your family, we hope that our advice for raising healthy families will give you the kind of practical information that can help you do just that.

  1. Self-Improvement Tips

    Woman Practicing YogaFive ways to become the best “you.”

    People often seem to have something they’d like to change about themselves, thinking that doing so would make them happier. Sometimes, however, happiness is more about being grateful for what one has rather than dwelling on what one doesn’t have. Here are some ways to pay attention to the positives this year, in order to be the best version of you.

  2. Quick Ways to Stay Fit at the Office

    Desk ExercisesLong hours at work may seem great for your reputation, but not so great for your health or physique. If you‘re busy getting kids to school in the morning and can’t find the time to work out between soccer practice and making dinner at night, there are still ways you can stay fit. Here are some office workouts to help you stay productive, mentally and physically:

  3. Creating an Emergency Contact List

    Child in Emergency RoomAn emergency contact list can save precious time when needed the most. By creating an emergency contact list, you won’t need to scramble for a phone number when time isn’t on your side.

    Which Numbers to Include on the List?

    Your emergency contact list should include the phone numbers of the most essential people in your family’s lives, such as:

  4. Holiday Safety Tips

    Thanksgiving ChallengesKeep your health in mind come turkey time.

    Holidays may be full of fun and excitement, but they also can be hazardous to your health.

    It would seem that Turkey Day should score low on the potential-for-trouble meter, but, in reality, Thanksgiving Day poses its own set of challenges. If you don’t prepare your turkey properly, you could send guests home sick. If not everyone in the family gets along, your dinner table could go from cordial to combative.

    Here are some holiday safety tips to help keep the Thanksgiving holiday a healthy one for your household:

  5. Family Fitness

    Family Soccer GameTeam sports that the whole family can play.

    It’s no secret that being physically active is good for you. Getting up and moving has a number of health benefits, from a reduced risk of obesity and chronic diseases to better sleep and higher self-esteem. The President’s Council on Fitness, Sports and Nutrition recommends that adults have at least 30 minutes of physical activity each day and children have at least 60 minutes.