Healthy habits for kids

Doing the following for your kids will help them to be healthy and happy.

A healthy diet

Provide your children with healthy and nutritious meals that are loaded with valuable nutrients and minerals. Keep meals and snacks colourful and exciting for them and try getting them involved in food preparation as well!

Do not skip breakfast

Do not skip breakfast as it is required to provide your kids with energy that they will require throughout the day. It will also help to keep chronic diseases at bay.

 ‘Harvard Medical School confirms that going without breakfast correlates with four times the likelihood of obesity. And the high fiber in many breakfast cereals can help reduce the risk of diabetes and heart disease’.

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Drink more water

Be a role model for your children. Drink more water and avoid drinking unhealthy, high calorie beverages that you do not really need. Excess sugar is not only bad for your body but for your teeth too!

Get active

Encourage your children to engage in physical activities that they will enjoy, whether it is cycling, running, playing a sport, etc. It is a fun and exciting way to get to engage in exercise regularly.

Avoid too much television!

Encourage your children to spend their time doing fun and creative things instead of sitting in front of the television for hours daily.

The Mayo Clinic reports that kids who watch more than an hour or two of television a day are at greater risk for a number of health problems, including impaired performance at school, behavioural difficulties, including emotional and social problems and attention disorders, obesity or being overweight, irregular sleep, including trouble falling asleep and resisting bedtime together with less time to play.’

Source: Health

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