3 Steps To A Healthier Family

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After a summer full of vacations, barbecues and eating whatever we wanted, it’s time to get back in a healthier family routine. Fall is my absolute favorite time of the year here. The leaves are changing, the salmon are running and the weather is beautiful. It’s the perfect time of year to challenge my family to a 28-Day Challenge for fitness and health, Riley included!

3 Steps to a Healthier Family

So, what is a 28-Day Challenge? This 28-Day Challenge is how long it can take to see the difference your positive changes are making and to hopefully form long lasting healthy habits. The 28-Day Challenge include 3 steps to a healthier family. 

Healthy Food Choices

When you live a busy lifestyle, sometimes healthy food choices take the back burner. During these past 28 days we cleaned out our cabinets, threw away the processed food and have made a conscious effort to make healthier choices. We’ve chosen fruits and veggies over chips and crackers. 

3 Steps to a Healthier Family

Our yellow lab, Riley, is such a big part of our family – we wanted her to take part in the 28-day challenge as well. We decided to switch her dog food to Purina ONE® SmartBlend Lamb & Rice Adult Dry Dog Food. Purina ONE® SmartBlend Lamb & Rice Adult Dry Dog Food is formulated with high quality real meat, poultry or fish to help support strong muscles and a healthy heart. Every single ingredient in Purina ONE® SmartBlend Lamb & Rice Adult Dry Dog Food has a purpose. Riley means so much to us and we know it’s so important for her to have a healthy diet in order to live a long, healthy life. 

During the 28-Day challenge, 8 out of 10 dog owners saw a visible difference! The first day that we fed Riley Purina ONE® SmartBlend Lamb & Rice Adult Dry Dog Food, we noticed that she loved the taste. Normally she let’s her food sit in her bowl for a while after we pour it, but she cleared her bowl almost immediately! After a week of feeding our dog Purina ONE® SmartBlend Lamb & Rice Adult Dry Dog Food, we saw an increase in energy. By two weeks of Purina ONE® SmartBlend Lamb & Rice Adult Dry Dog Food, Riley was able to digest her food more easily. Since Purina ONE®SmartBlend Lamb & Rice Adult Dry Dog Food is easier to digest, this means that your dog is able to absorb more nutrients. By three weeks of Purina ONE®SmartBlend Lamb & Rice Adult Dry Dog Food, we noticed Riley had brighter eyes and a shinier coat. Purina ONE®SmartBlend Lamb & Rice Adult Dry Dog Food was clearly working from the inside out. 

3 Steps to a healthier family

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3 Steps to a Healthier Family

Get Outside

By going outside more, you’re more apt to MOVE more! Forget watching TV, take a family walk, go on a trip to the park or just play in your backyard as a family. 

Our good weather days will soon become very few and far between. Our winters are full of rain, so we like to take advantage of the sunshine when we can. We love to go on family walks, which always include Riley! 

3 Steps to a Healthier Family

Hiking has become a favorite family activity. On the more challenging hikes, I’m not always able to bring my daughter – but I ALWAYS bring my dog. Over the past 28 days, Riley has been my constant companion on our many hikes and walks. I’ve noticed that Purina ONE®SmartBlend Lamb & Rice Adult Dry Dog Food has given her the boost of energy that she needs to guide us on even the more challenging mountain quests. 

3 Steps to a Healthier Family

Be Active 

Over the past 28 days, my husband and I have picked up running again together. This was something we did when we first started dating about 4 years ago. But after marriage, a baby and a cross country move, it quickly shifted down the list of priorities. We’ve started putting our toddler in the jogging stroller and going for family runs with Riley. This has been a fun way for us to spend more time together and makes us feel so much better. 

If running isn’t your thing, take a fitness class, try walking or joining a rec league for your favorite sport. Just make sure there is room on the bench for your favorite furry cheering buddy! 

Over the past 28 days, my family has changed out eating habits and are more active than ever. The best part of this challenge was seeing how well Riley has adjusted and thrived. Purina ONE®SmartBlend Lamb & Rice Adult Dry Dog Food has definitely made a big impact on our girl and we can’t wait to see how it will continue to make a positive impact on our Riley! 


  1. Julie I Aloha Lovely | 6th Oct 18

    Good, quality food is just as important for our pups! We had to try a few different options to see what worked for ours.

  2. Julie | 6th Oct 18

    Love this! We consider dogs to be members of our family too:) Love the idea of the whole family, dogs too, getting healthy!

  3. Holly | 6th Oct 18

    This is a great option for the family dog. Thanks so much!

  4. Val@thoughtfulneighbor.com | 6th Oct 18

    My family is also in need of being healthier now that the summer is over. Love the picture of you hiking in the mountains – gorgeous!

  5. Tamara Goyette | 6th Oct 18

    Hiking is amazing for the whole family. I love this list.

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