‘A healthy child is a happy child’
We cannot agree more with the quote mentioned above. As a parent, we know, you’d go to any lengths to keep your child safe and sound. After all, a healthy child is a sign of good parenting. If a child gets enough sleep, eats healthy, plays sports, is physically active, he/she will have a fit future.
As easy as the above sounds, to keep your child’s strength on point, you must get your child to abide by certain rules. These rules might not be easy to follow or accept as they will involve some sacrifices from your child and perhaps from your end too, but then what has to be done, simply has to be done. If you’re wondering how exactly you can get your child to be healthy, then read on.
1) Enough Sleep:
Human body recharges itself at night. Kids, who tend to be very active during the day need a good amount of sleep during the night. Getting enough sleep is important as it helps muscles grow, sets metabolism rates and resets a child’s mood. Though getting them into bed at the right time is a mighty task, you need to make them realise the value of nap time. Once the habit sets in, you’ll find them getting into bed on time on their own!
2) Healthy Eating:
Instead of telling children to eat healthy foods, explain to them why it is important to do so. If they know that certain foods will make them taller and stronger, or make their hair shinier, they will want to eat them. Popeye introduced kids to the concept of ‘eating spinach gives you strength’, find a similar “trend” for others foods!
Exercise is important for bone and muscle health, for creating positive emotions, alleviating stress and preventing diseases later in life. Everyone loves being a couch potato, but that too has adverse effects in the later stages of life. Most kids need about an hour of exercise daily – this can be in the form of outdoor play too. These exercises help keep obesity in check, maintain healthy cardiovascular activity and help in improving attention levels too. So, why don’t you let your child play football outside instead of on a screen!
Our brains are made of 80% water, which makes hydration absolutely necessary. Hyperactive kids may often feel thirsty and this thirst should not be overlooked. Maintaining a healthy habit of drinking water keeps the body cool and the mind sane and strong. Always keep a bottle of water readily available next to your kids!
5) Limit Sugar Intake:
These unhealthy sugars tend to interfere with the body’s immune system! That’s why children with high sugar intake fall sick more often. Not a complete ban though, but regulating the amount of sugar consumed by your child will help him/her grow stronger.
We at The Learning Curve take children’s nutrition extremely seriously. A carefully designed diet plan by a practising nutritionist takes care of all the nourishment of the child at The Learning Curve. With physical activities that motivate the child to keep active, The Learning Curve offers holistic development for your child. After all, your child’s health is our priority!