With busy schedules and the demands of everyday life, it can feel overwhelming to take extra steps to keep your children healthy. But little kids encounter an abundance of germs at preschool, daycare or just on the playground and are more susceptible to illness than most adults. It’s important to do all you can to keep kids healthy in order to prevent disease and to build good habits for growth and a better quality of life. You don’t have to make huge changes to make a big difference in your young child’s health. These small steps can have a big impact on the health and well-being of the young children in your life.
Make Nutrition and Good Eating Habits a Top Priority
Young kids are picky eaters, so supplement with childrens vitamins to make sure they get the nutrients they need to thrive. Make fresh fruits and vegetables as exciting as possible and limit sweets by adopting the mantra of “one sweet thing a day.” Avoid mindless snacking and offer water frequently.
Find Ways to Stay Active During Every Season
It’s not always easy to make a trip to the park if you have to work late or the weather turns bad. Instead, create a plan for daily exercise that can be done at home. Look for dance and workout videos designed just for kids to keep them moving for at least one hour every day.
Establish Healthy Routines to Create Positive Habits
Good hygiene and plenty of rest can help keep kids healthier. Hand washing, teeth brushing and a reasonable bedtime are all important aspects of a healthy life, and usually work best when they are part of a routine. Teach your kids to always wash their hands after the bathroom and before eating, pick the same time every morning and night to brush teeth, and help them learn to recognize bed time on the clock so they know it’s coming.
These little tips can turn into huge strides in living a healthy life no matter what your age.