Between jobs, hobbies, and having time to relax, a lot of people will often not come together with loved ones for dinner except for big holidays and gatherings. However, there are a lot of great benefits to sitting down and eating a meal even once a week. For your mind and body, considering starting the new year with a weekly dinner.
There are a plethora of reasons why people don’t necessarily eat healthy consistently, but studies have found that when people sit down for a meal on a regular basis, they are more likely to lose weight. This is because it is promoting healthier eating habits, which no one can have enough of. Also, studies have shown that people are less likely to become overweight later on in life if they have cultivated these healthy eating habits from early on.
Another benefit of having a sit down meal with friends and family is the ability to express emotions and manage stress better. Especially if you have children around, it’s great for them to see conflict resolution, as well as beginning to feel comfortable to express their own problems and see how they can be solved by comunication.