My son never got sick as a baby or toddler, yet it was seemingly impossible to keep him healthy once he first started school. Cold and flu season got the best of us all last year. I practically lost track of how many times we visited the doctor, because we were all sick back to back between October and May. So far, we all have been mostly healthy (knock, knock on wood).
Since coming in contact with airborne pathogens is inevitable, whether it’s in a classroom or at work, it doesn’t hurt take some preventive measures at home and work. That includes washing your hands more than you would ordinarily, using an aromatic diffuser (it cleanses the air by killing off airborne pathogens), adhering to a healthy and well balanced diet, getting some shut-eye (sleep deprivation not only makes us lethargic and grouchy, but it also weakens the immunity system), and moderate exercise (it amps up the body’s defense against infections). Also, even though taking supplements doesn’t prevent or reduce our chances of getting sick, my son takes L’il Critters™ gummy vitamins on a daily basis since it’s a good source of vitamins and minerals he needs.
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First: kids should get their vitamins from the main things, such as a balanced, healthy diet that includes milk and dairy products like cheese and yogurt; plenty of fresh fruits and green vegetables; protein like eggs, chicken, fish, and meat; whole grains like brown rice and oats. Good nutrition helps a child to concentrate and focus.
Since a lot of parents are crunched for time, home-cooked meals aren’t always possible. That’s why pediatricians may recommend a daily multivitamin or mineral supplement for kids who aren’t eating regular, well-balanced meals.
Going back-to-school requires more than physicals, immunizations, hearing and vision tests. Taking a vitamin and mineral supplement to combat a cold, cough, or flu will be a plus, but talk with your child’s doctor before giving a supplement if your child is on medication.
We, as parents, must be sure our child has the required sufficient sleep, usually eight hours for a growing child and more for a teen. Sleep and exercise helps to build your child’s immunity system. Sleep keeps them healthy and helps their body grow strong, gives them energy to play and have fun, and helps them to feel happy.
Exercise, such as a walk, aerobic (brisk walking), gymnastics, and push-ups will make your child healthier, sleep better, and feel happier. It can improve your children’s self-esteem, participation in class, improved grades, and sleep. It will make a happier child (less sadness) and they will feel better about themselves.
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