A Handful of Simple Things To Help Our Kids’ Health

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simple things to keep your kids healthy

When it comes to health, we all have our opinions on what is the right way. But when you are considering what it takes to keep your child generally healthy, the answers are simple. Let’s show you exactly what you need to do. 

Hydration 

We have to remember that water is so important, not just to quench our first, but it is vital for so many different processes in the human body. If you need to do anything for your child, make sure that they are adequately hydrated. Sometimes our children may not want to drink water, in which case, you may want to give them a little bit of juice, but ideally, water is the best approach. However, if they have a problem with it, for example, the taste is not very nice, you may want to consider a filter in your water. You can consult this recent guide on the best water filters to get you started. Hydration is right up there, and even if you are losing the battle with junk food, water is absolutely pivotal.

Encouraging Play and Exercise 

If you are concerned that your child is heading towards obesity, you need to encourage play and exercise. If your children are more than happy to sit in front of their iPad, you need to incorporate tech-free time. If the weather is good, make sure they go out at least once a day. This will give them the opportunity to, at the very least, go for a walk. Walking is a perfect way to get yourself healthier, as far as your cardiovascular system is concerned. 

Don’t Label Junk Food as “Bad” 

We need to make sure our children have a healthy relationship with their food. If we label foods “good” or “bad,” this will mean our children end up craving the bad things, which could set them up for or eating problems later on. Don’t ban junk food completely, but make it a treat, rather than something that’s completely banned. At the same time, you need to limit their exposure to excess sugar. This is why a healthy diet needs to be the foundation of everything. 

Prioritize Sleep 

An absolutely crucial component of everybody’s immune system. Children that are sleep-deprived are more susceptible to viruses. It’s about explaining the importance of good sleep to your children, while also modeling good sleep habits. 

Letting Children Explore Their Feelings 

It’s not just about physical health, but emotional health can have an impact on the immune system as well. If your child is trying to communicate their feelings, give them the space to do so. We can forget that our children are under a lot of pressure. The recent circumstances have no doubt added to their stress levels. And rather than telling our children “it’ll be okay” or “don’t worry,” it’s about letting them feel their feelings which will give them a better opportunity to connect. Children have a lot of pressure. And if we are trying to get them to improve their skills or develop in certain ways, we may be the root cause of their health problems. This is something that we should all keep in mind.

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