School is back in session, and that means busy schedules, homework, and germs! (insert scream emoji) There’s a lot of germs out there that can impact the health and well-being of your family. How do you keep kids healthy at school? We’ve got you covered with these 5 simple tips on staying healthy for kindergarten to high school students this school year.
Before we answer the question, “what are the 5 healthy habits?” It’s important to remember to always consult with your healthcare provider on the best ways for your family to stay active and healthy this school year. With that said, let’s get started on the top health tips for kids.
We hear it a lot as adults. Too much stress can have a really negative impact on your health! It’s the same for kids. Stress levels can impact your entire family’s health in a variety of ways. Practicing mindfulness from a young age will teach your kids great coping mechanisms for dealing with stress. Your child’s Troomi phone has KidSmart™ Apps that give them access to a safe meditation app that can help them practice mindfulness. A few minutes of guided meditation can make a huge impact on stress for you and your kids.
Other ways to reduce stress and be more mindful are writing in a journal, sticking to a solid routine, and unplugging from your devices. Troomi can help with setting limits on the time of day kids are able to access certain apps so that they have time to unwind each day.
One of the best parts of summer is how much time your family gets to spend outside being active. While the kinds of activities you are able to do may change with the cooling weather, it’s important to keep your kids moving to stay healthy. There are so many benefits for being active including increased endorphins, better heart health, and stronger muscles. Whether your kids like to play team sports or prefer riding their bike around the neighborhood, encourage them to get moving in whatever way makes them happy.
Getting good sleep makes a huge difference in the health of your children. Short term, good sleep increases their ability to focus and learn in school. Long term, good sleep impacts their growth and development, their ability to deal with stress, and even their decision making. Help your kids get good sleep by making their room a comfortable, dark, and cool space with limited distractions.
Make your kid’s room a “no phone zone” so that their sleep isn’t interrupted by notifications during the night. Help your child prepare for sleep each night by using settings on their Troomi phone to limit their app usage an hour before they’re ready to go to sleep. This can help their brain start to relax and calm down, setting them up for a peaceful night’s sleep.
Fruits and Veggies
Have you ever wondered, how do you boost a child’s immune system? Fruits and veggies are one of the top things that help boost immunity. By encouraging your kids to eat a variety of fruits and vegetables, you will help support their immune system with a variety of vitamins and minerals. Keep in mind that zinc and vitamin C are the power duo when it comes to fighting off illness and can be found in a variety of everyday foods. While vitamin supplements can be helpful to fill in the gaps, getting your nutrients from food will always be the best way to support your health.
One of the easiest ways to stay healthy? Drink water! Water makes up more than 60% of our bodies. When your kids stay hydrated, their organs and immune system are better equipped to stay healthy and fight off germs. Help your child stay hydrated by having them pick out a fun water bottle they can carry around with them. If they always have water with them, they’re more likely to hydrate throughout the day.
These simple health tips for kids can make all the difference in keeping your family healthy this school year. Remember, it’s the daily habits that will keep your kids happy, healthy, and ready to take on whatever comes their way this school year.