Every family strives for a well-balanced life.
That's why we are celebrating Rochester's healthy heroes. One local family shows even with hectic schedules, you can still find ways to be healthy.
Busy families find it hard to spend time together. Schedules don't always agree and time seems to run out. But even with those distractions, George Moses and his wife, Precious, find ways to keep their family healthy.
"Wherever my children go, I try to be more of a participant. When they play baseball, dad finds his way to the baseball field. When my daughter cheers, dad finds a way to cheer for her. When my son plays football, I find my way onto the football field, and it keeps me in shape too," said Moses.
Besides coaching, George takes part in challenges with his three children and nephew. He says a challenge can come at anytime. It's a way to get active together.
"The kids have so many different games. I come outside and they have just invented different things they are doing. Some a little dangerous when they are climbing the trees, but it's just they are using their creativity in their own yard but staying active," said Moses.
"We race. We take walks, we ride bikes and then we play a lot of sports," said George Moses Junior.
When it comes to eating, George and his wife use the 5-2-1-0 plan as their guide for healthy meals. The plan includes five servings of fruits and vegetables and zero drinks with sugar.
"We talk about what's your fuel. What are you going to fuel your body with? It's like when you run a car. Would you put kerosene in a car? No, because the car won't start. Well, it's the same thing with your body," said Moses.
"I like to eat meat, a lot of vegetables and fruit," said George Moses Junior.
"You model it. That's why I have to race them today. I can't talk about what I want to do. I actually have to do it with them. They will do what I do," said Moses.
To learn more about how healthy families are doing it, go to www.BeAHealthyHero.org.