5-2-1 is FORM’s message to promote healthy living for families in Yangon. Through talks throughout the community, we’re encouraging everybody to:
Eat 5 servings of fruits and vegetables each day
Get 2 or less hours of screen time daily
Exercise for at least 1 hour
These habits seem simple, but can be challenging, especially when living in Yangon. Almost daily I hear complaints about the barriers to living healthy here. However, with a rapidly growing interest and awareness about fitness and wellness here, there are some awesome local businesses and resources to help you.
Each of the businesses listed promote local, chemical-free produce. While we just want you to eat your veggies, we like to support farmers and producers who care about the quality of the products they’re growing and producing.
Yangon Farmers Market (Saturday mornings from 7-11am)
Three Good Spoons (cooking classes for housekeepers and home cooks)
Fun Activities to Get Moving
Wandering around neighbourhoods or playing in the park isn’t for everybody. We’ve compiled a list of some indoor and outdoor activities for all ages to try and maybe discover a new hobby!
Momoplay (City Mall for younger kids)
The most important thing to remember is that trying new or different foods and activities should be fun and help your family develop new routines and habits. Try not to make it stressful or feel like a chore. Rather, enjoy the time “experimenting” and figuring out what works best for you and your family.
Do you have any favourite businesses or tools that help you eat well and be active?
Share them with us!