The last week of April will see the celebration of Every Kid Healthy Week . This special observance highlights the link between nutrition, physical activity and learning. It also spotlights the efforts of school partners to improve the health and wellness of students so that they can thrive — both in school and in life!
The entire celebration is centered on habits, which could be compared to a foundation. These habits go with your children wherever they go. The question is: Are they healthy habits? Further, do they keep your kids healthy and safe
In the age of always being on the go, it’s too easy and too tempting to swing through the drive-thru and grab over-processed, unhealthy food. While this is okay sometimes, it’s unhealthy in the long run when it’s the norm. Instead, your kid’s diets should be filled with a variety of colorful fruits and veggies. This will keep them healthy and strong as they continue to grow.Also, you should help them to stay hydrated...but not just with any liquid. For example, soda is filled with sugar. While it is tasty, allowing your kiddos to drink it all the time could lead to cavities and other issues. Instead, make sure that they drink plenty of water, which has more benefits than we can even count.
Encouraging your child to read can be good for so many reasons. For one, it will make school a bit easier. After all, reading is at the core of schooling. Also, it can improve concentration, widen vocabulary and spark a love for learning.Sadly, the majority of apps and video games that are so popular among kids don’t do any of the above. If you help and encourage your children to read, they’ll be much better off.
Spending time with good friends develops strong social skills. And plus, who doesn’t like to hang out with friends? Even if your children are on the shyer side, they still need regular interaction with other young ones — whether at school, outside of school or even within the family.If possible, team up with parents who also value healthy habits. This might mean setting up a playdate where the kids can get some exercise and then enjoy a healthy snack or lunch.
Are you ready to start encouraging these healthy habits in your children? During Every Kid Healthy Week, you can join thousands of others in doing this. How? Many schools host healthy food taste tests, field days, walkathons and fitness classes. Why not get involved if you can? Or, even better, why not plan a fun event yourself?!Of course, the health and wellness of your children doesn’t lose importance after this special week passes. However, it will give you a good start and lay a good foundation of healthy habits for your little ones.
It’s that time of year again! The holidays are beginning for many families, and the rush is on to find that perfect gift. Whether you’ve gotten all of the presents long ago, or you are still in the “research” phase, it’s a good idea to have safety a priority in addition to fun.
Getting presents for kids can be really easy, or quite tricky. You have to think about age appropriateness, trends, components, to name a few considerations. Not sure what to do? It’s okay, here are few tips.
How would you answer? When is flu season? You might have heard that it begins in December and often lasts through February. While that’s generally true, it’s also true that the beginning and end of the season are unpredictable. In fact, sometimes it can begin in the fall and continue through spring.No matter the time of year, though, no one wants to end up with the flu. Coughing, chills, body ache and fever really don’t sound pleasant, do they? So what can you do to make sure that you’re spared for one more season? Get vaccinated.
Did you know that November is Bladder Health Month ?
Bladder health isn’t something that’s talked about openly or often. Yet, it’s very important. The ultimate goal of Bladder Health Month is to help people speak more openly about it, improve their overall bladder health and raise bladder cancer awareness.
When we think about bladder health it raises the question: What important things do you need to know on this subject of bladder health? Two issues that you should be aware of are first, urinary incontinence and an overactive bladder (OAB), and what are worrisome symptoms that I should talk to my doctor about.