Never Stop Moving!

By Jessica Mendoza

June 12, 2017

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To help families be physically, mentally and emotionally stronger, we need to encourage them to be more active. Whether it’s getting up, having fun, dancing—just encouraging them to have a more active lifestyle is so important. I also think communication is important—having families talk and be honest and open and show that rawness, show the insecurities, show what we fear, and not just talking about the positive all the time.

Who has had the greatest influence on you?

The people who have influence me the most to live a healthy lifestyle, of course, have been my parents. I mean, just how I was raised— my mom, she wouldn’t even allow me to have soda when I was a kid or sugar, but she also educated me and talked about what is healthy, how to be healthy. We were just so active. We were always moving, whether it was going on walks, getting up and dancing and doing some salsa. That was a huge part of our lifestyle.

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But now, my biggest influences are the people I surround myself with. I make sure that those that I’m friends with, the people I’m hanging out with, having conversations with, talk about not just the healthy food that they eat and the active lifestyle that they give, but the most important thing is how they love on themselves, how they love on each other, and really just have an overall positive attitude about life and everyone around them.

What do you wish was true for every family, everywhere?

A future of a healthier planet, to me, for our children, is when we’re more united. Our growth is in our knowledge. The more that we can open up our minds to more people and understanding everything. It doesn’t matter. I imagine that our future, to be healthier is when everybody, no matter who you are, is able to be more united and get along.

 


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