Healthy Lifestyle Tips for Children

Dr. Purushothaman
January 6, 2014


All children need good nutrition to grow healthy and strong. Fruits and vegetables are most important and needed by all children to develop into healthy bodies. Experts recommend that kids need at least five servings of fruits and vegetables daily. Reduce high sugar foods, junk and fast food in your child diet. Adopting these habits early in their lives will be more beneficial for your child.
Once good habits are planted into your child's lifestyle, the benefits will be felt. A healthy lifestyle includes good diets and some exercise too. Children need about an hour of physical activity every day to build a strong body and immune system. You can do this by signing up your child to a class, soccer or you can indulge in some park activity. Riding a bike, playing catch and taking a walk are also some ideas for your child to be active.
Television time should be minimal. Its not a healthy pastime and many kids tend to become overweight as they are constantly playing video games and using the computer or watching TV. Find alternate activities to keep your child occupied, like books, puzzles or games.
Brushing teeth and flossing are paramount to healthy teeth and gums. Good oral hygiene will help protect the health of your child's gum and teeth health. Brush your child's teeth for at least two minutes and monitor his or her brushing to make sure they are doing it right.
Many baby brands now offer natural herbal remedies and skin care products for babies and young children. Organic skin and beauty products also have some products that are suitable for young children. Oil massage is also beneficial for young babies and children. Moisturize your child's skin with natural oils like Virgin Coconut oil and Sweet Almond oil. These will contain no nasties and provide a gentle skin treatment for young skin. Many oils are also effective for skin problems like eczema and dry itchy skin conditions. Virgin Coconut oil is a very effective natural emollient for young children suffering from Eczema and is worth a try before you head for more pharmaceutical treatments.
Try to manage stress in your children by communicating daily being alert to their little problems. Children these days are under a lot of stress from school and other pressures. Make sure you child has down time too.
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