Being healthy is extremely
important to many of us and a very common new year’s resolution, but have you
considered if your children are healthy?
Most children seem healthy and we
don’t question it but let’s break down a child’s health. There are a few
different aspects that go into this, some being: physical health, eating
habits, exercise, and mental health.
Physical health includes if your
child has any predisposed conditions. If your child has one of these it is best
to have a good relationship with their doctor and keep an eye on this. If a
child does have a predisposed condition it does not mean that your child can
not be healthy, it just means their healthy might look different.
Eating habits are extremely important.
It is easy for parents to fall into what is easy to pick up on the way home or
something to just throw into the oven. Starting good eating habits young is
extremely important. Not only will it help your child’s health right now but it
will teach them how to continue good eating habits as an adult.
Learning how to exercise and why it
is important at a young age is crucial. Children will not want to exercise if
it seems like a chore, so make it fun! Parents can create workouts that the
kids can enjoy and do with them. Playing sports is an easier way to get
children moving and staying active.
Lastly, mental health is just as
important as any of these. Children should be able to talk with their parents
openly and not feel ashamed. When children are comfortable they can open up and
express themselves properly. No matter how much we instill health into
children, if this factor isn’t instilled in them it will be much harder to stay
By Youth Manager Jennifer Ayres.
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