Kids are not just at the most impressionable stage of their lives but also the most crucial with regards to developing a healthy body and mind.
Perhaps, one of the hardest parts about raising a child is to inculcate healthy habits in them, especially because they are incredibly exposed unhealthy habits – junk food, indoor stagnant lifestyles, lack of water intake.
In this post, we discuss 6 simple ‘health for kids activities’ that will set the foundation for a blooming future.
Teach them to Cook
What makes junk food junk is the fact that it’s highly processed and not made with too many healthy ingredients.
That said, it’s completely possible to cook up delectable food using vegetables, fruits, whole-grain breads and so on. It’s traditional in Japanese schools for kids to cook each other and they exclusively utilize nutritious ingredients for that.
So, teach your kids to make eggplant pasta, vegetable soup, fresh fruit smoothie and other such delicious albeit nutritious dishes.
Family Sports Day
Many kids love sports and it’s not that hard to get the ones that don’t on board.
At least one day of the week should be the family’s sports day.
That will, in fact, be great for all members of the family. It is completely feasible if you live in the suborns and have a backyard but even if you don’t, you could always go to your local park or basketball court.
In order to make it even more interesting, you could arrange prizes for the winner.
Swimming is a lot of fun for any age! It is also great to keep one’s weight in check and boost one’s cardiovascular health.
That said, if you don’t have a pool or a club membership, you or your kids will not be able to indulge in this gift of an activity.
Look up local swimming clubs or hook up other parents that have a pool in their home so your kids could spend some time in the pool once in a while.
Family Adventure Holidays
An adventure holiday with the family to an adventure sport(s) destination, hiking, camping, fishing or something similar promises to be a great source to both chill and indulge in rigorous and/or relaxing activities and get the family a little closer to nature.
Not only will the kids breathe fresh air, drink clean water but also a thing or two of value.
Plenty of Liquids
Adults and kids, alike, always forget to drink plenty of liquids throughout the day.
Get your kids into the habit of constantly hydrating themselves, especially on a busy day. Teach them to drink water 20 minutes before and after eating a meal, right after waking up and right before bed.
Also, encourage them to always have a water bottle on them.
A Proper Hygiene Routine
Daily hygiene is absolutely essential to keep diseases at bay and think clear.
Apart from two baths a day and a weekly hair cleansing routine, a nightly oral hygiene routine is also a must.
A hygiene routine will not just keep kids healthy but also keep them feeling good and make them more productive in school and sports.
Here’s hoping your kids take care of their health and grow up to be well-rounded individuals.…