How To Raise The Healthiest Kids

Healthy children will grow into healthy adults, and teaching your kids good habits for their health will help them for the rest of their life. But how can you keep your kids as healthy as possible?

How To Raise The Healthiest Kids


Find a good Pediatric Doctor

A Doctor that you trust and that your children feel comfortable with is important. Kids have to visit the Doctor a lot, whether for childhood vaccinations or dealing with common childhood conditions like ear infections. Whether it’s chickenpox or their measles vaccination, it’s important that your children learn that the Doctor isn’t scary. This will help them trust their Doctor as they got older and know when to seek medical help.

Make sure they’re getting enough sleep

Children need to get a lot of sleep to help them grow, and they will need to be refreshed in order to concentrate at school. Set a bedtime and make sure your kids keep to it. A bedtime routine, like a relaxing bath and a bedtime story, could help your children feel ready for bed and get to sleep on time.

Encourage healthy eating

Aim to have most of what your children eat be things that are healthy for them, and allow a few occasional treats so they don’t feel like they’re being restricted. Offer vegetables and fruit in a mix of colors and allow them to be part of choosing what they try and how they’re served. Get older children involved in the kitchen to encourage them to try more healthy foods.

Learn as a family about which foods are good for what. If your kids know that the right food will give them the energy to play outside, grow tall and strong or make them better at PE, they might be more willing to try new things and eat well.

Associate exercise with fun

Children shouldn’t worry about their weight, but exercise is essential for overall health. Find fun ways for keeping your kids active during lockdown and beyond so they see exercise as fun. They could play sports after school, and do things like walking or cycling as a family. Try sending them to a class like ballet or karate.

Help them stay hydrated

Hydration is essential, and teaching kids how to tell if they need to drink more water will help them keep healthy. Make sure you’re drinking plenty of water yourself to show them how and don’t only drink things like coffee.

Get fresh air

Open the windows at home when the weather is warm enough, and fill the house with plants to keep the air clean and good to breathe. At the weekends, get out of the town and visit the countryside. This is great for getting some exercise and for getting some clean air in your lungs.

Cut back the amount of sugar they eat

Kids love sweet foods, but processed sugars are bad for children in more ways than just damaging their teeth. Sugar can impact their immune system. Instead, encourage them to enjoy snacks that are naturally sweet, like fruit.

2 comments

  1. Thank you so much for sharing! My kids health is the most important thing to me!

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  2. All of these points together make a healthy child. Everything mentioned in your review is what we tried to give to our children. We made sure that they got their exercise. They joined softball, bowling, soccer, running marathon’s. They are grown with children now and they have made sure that their children were healthy and athletic. We also made sure that they had all of their shots, vision and hearing tests and took care of their teeth. Teeth can make someone sick if not properly taken care of. I shared this important information on the Social Media. Thank you for sharing!!

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