Family lifestyle makes such a difference to ensuring our children are happy and healthy and although this post isn’t about home interiors I love the sentiment and message. We don’t always get it right but it’s so important to set the right example for our children and as a writer and blogger I’m becoming more and more uncomfortable with how sedentary my lifestyle has become. This post reminds me why I need to take action and make a change.
Your child’s health should be one of your absolute priorities as a parent. After all, if they fall sick it’ll be a miserable and worrying time for both you and for them.
Follow this guide to keep your kids healthy, happy and full of life.
Whether it be riding a bike, playing sport for a local team or simply walking, exercise is absolutely crucial for your child’s growing body as it will make them feel good about themselves and enable them to do what they want to do – and that’s have fun!
Although primary schools are obliged to include P.E in their curriculum, the fitness shouldn’t just stop at the school gates and you should encourage your child to carry on exercising when they get home.
If you can teach your children the advantages of a nutritional and balanced diet then not only will they feel the health benefits, but they’ll keep that knowledge with them as they grow older. Takeaways and fast food are incredibly high in saturated fat and really are of no nutritional value whatsoever so should be banned from your child’s diet, except maybe for special occasions or if you feel they deserve a treat.
Fizzy drinks can contain a whopping 139 calories per can, but it’s fair to say that children will want something with a bit more taste than a glass of water. Zeo is a fantastic alternative to keep everyone happy. Not only is it bursting with unique flavour but it’s full of natural fruits and botanicals, containing only 59 calories per bottle.
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Moderate Computer and TV Use
Kids today are more technologically savvy than any previous generation, and although they may subconsciously gravitate to the TV or their games console, you need to ensure their lives aren’t completely taken over by them as all that idle staring can have a huge impact on their eyesight and turn them lazy.
Plenty of Sleep
We all need more sleep from time to time, that feeling as we crawled out of bed this morning is testament to that, but it’s even more important that children get plenty of shuteye, normally around 10 hours.
Make bedtime a peaceful and pleasant part of the evening for them, setting up a routine that consists of bathing, teeth brushing and a nice story whilst they’re all tucked up.