Archive for February, 2016

Spring Cleaning Essentials

Saturday, February 27th, 2016


Spring cleaning is a great way to keep active even when it’s not so nice outside. Feeling clean and organized can make you feel better overall. When we talk about good diet and exercise there are also other things in your life that can affect your overall health.

We are going to help you with that today by offering you a few clean tips for the coming spring!

1. Set Goals. Goals aren’t just for exercise, they can be for cleaning to. Get a game plan together and figure out what you want to clean, when you want to clean it and how long it should take you.

2. Involve the whole family. We’ve offered this tip before, but it’s a good one. Even the young ones can pitch in and help out. It is also a good activity to keep the whole family active and involved. Remember, many hands make light work.

3. Check for supplies before you start. This is a good key to success. Make sure you have everything you need on hand to clean. There is nothing worse that running out of cleaning supplies or missing some supplies when you are in the mood to clean.

4. Breakdown the job. Your whole house might be a bit too much to tackle in one day. Break down your cleaning room by room and designate a day for each space. Don’t bite off more than you can chew for one day.

5. De-clutter. If you have less stuff around the house, you have less to clean. This is a great step to take especially before you start the house cleaning process. It is also a great way to help get rid of unwanted items. A good rule to live by is if you haven’t used it in a year, then get rid of it. Donate your unused items to your favorite charity.

6. Deep Clean. Spend the time to clean more than your regular routine. Get in every nook and cranny in your home.

7. Don’t forget about outdoor spaces. They might need a refresher as well. From driveways to sidewalks to grills leave no stone unturned.

8. Don’t forget to clean storage spaces. Sometimes those deep dark corners where you store relics, unwanted items and keepsakes need some attention too.

9. Safety. Use spring cleaning as a time to change furnace filters, batteries in smoke alarms and dryer vents. Spring is a great time to keep on top of safety around the home.

10. Have fun with is! Cleaning is a chore, but can be fun as well. Clean with music, have a contest, or treat yourself after a job well done. Either way you can make it a good time.

Hope you enjoyed the tips! Now enjoy the clean (and the Spring)!

Choose MyPlate!

Saturday, February 27th, 2016

March is National Nutrition month, therefore we wanted to take some time to educate you on the importance of healthy eating. A good balance diet along with exercise can help you lose weight, have more energy and be overall healthier. We are well versed in exercise here at Chicago Family Fit, but we are not licensed nutritionist.

Therefore we are going to take this opportunity to share a wonderful graphic with you. This is courtesy of and is a great resource for the most up to date nutrition advice. For those of you who don’t know, MyPlate is the replacement for the food pyramid, which many of us have known to love/hate. The MyPlate gives a good diversified approach to having a healthy balanced diet. It comes with the backing of modern research and countless hours of work. If you haven’t taken the time to explore My Plate, we’ve attached a helpful graphic explaining it all below. Please enjoy! And don’t forget, for you exercise advice, come see us at Chicago Family Fit.

Choose My Plate