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Parenting Tip – Take Care of Your Child’s Health

Take care of your child’s health: –

“A hundred years from now it will not matter what my bank account was, the sort of house I lived in, or the kind of car I drove, but the world may be different because I was important in the life of a child” -Forest Witcraft.

Most of us believe that we are healthy if we don’t fall sick often. Sorry to say it is not true. World Health Organization (WHO) defines health as a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being. So for living a ‘healthy lifestyle’ we need an ideal combination of:-
A. Physical well-being:- includes nutritious food, physical exercises, appropriate weight, adequate sleep and rest.
B. Mental well-being: – consist of having a #optimistic sense of worth, upbeat stance/thoughts and actions, self-possession #can realize their potential, live and work productively #can manage their daily stress #can socialize, maintain good relationships with others and contribute to society.
C. Spiritual well-being: – encourages inner peace, resourcefulness and provides a sense of satisfaction.

These few suggestions will help you and your child develops healthy eating habits:
# Make sure to eat breakfast every day even if it’s just fruit and a glass of milk. It provides energy for the day.
# Eat slow, take time eating and chewing food as it takes approximately 20 minutes for the brain to tell the body that you are full.
# An ideal diet should aim for at least five servings of fruits and vegetables each day.
# An ideal meal should comprise more of whole grains like Dalia, brown rice, barley, corn, quinoa, millet, popcorn, and rye.
# Reward them with praise, not with sugary snacks, chocolates or ice-creams.
# Childhood obesity isn’t always genetic or uncontrollable, healthy weight can be maintained by correct diet and exercise.
# Processed foods are full of sugar, sodium, calories and unhealthy fat as it hampers the healthy brain development and immune system of the child.
# Exercise regularly. Persuade outdoor sports to promote a healthy lifestyle. Sixty minutes daily physical activity is advisable for children even for you. Plan more of indoor and outdoor activities for your child.

 

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