GO green: This not only helps your environment, but you in the long run! Be conscious of the items you buy, try to buy things that are in recyclable packaging or that are biodegradable, such as paper straws. Going green also means to try to conserve energy and water. This can be done by making sure to turn off the lights when you leave a room and not keeping the faucet running longer than necessary.

GO local: Come on out to the Farmer’s Market here in Grand Prairie or anywhere in DFW to find a variety of fresh fruits and veggies to whip up a healthy meal for the family. By visiting the local farmers markets you are not only finding high quality foods and goods but, you are also supporting small, family-owned businesses.

GO outside: Grab the family and the dogs and take a nice stroll around the neighborhood a couple times a week. If you’re looking for something to get your heart rate up, go for a run at some of the trails here in Grand Prairie or take the bike out for a ride around town. The fresh air and exercise is great for mind and body, so why not make it fun and include the whole family. It doesn’t matter how or when, just get up, get outside, and get active! Your family and your health will thank you for it.

GO to sleep: By getting a full 8 hours of sleep at night you wake up feeling refreshed, well-rested, and ready to take on the day! Although it may be difficult with a busy schedule, it is important to try to get the recommended amount of sleep each night. Try turning your electronics off an hour before you plan to go to bed to help your brain wind down. Sometimes a white noise machine can provide the perfect amount of background noise to help you fall asleep. A well- rested brain and body is a healthy one!

GO out of your comfort zone: Try out a new skill or activity! This could be something as simple as learning how to roller blade or something as adrenaline-pumping as going skydiving! Going on a new adventure as a family can also help strengthen the bond between everyone. Learning new skills and trying new activities keeps your brain active while having fun.