Kids don’t have much understanding of what it means to be healthy. They eat what they like, play games and don’t worry about counting calories and watching their consumption of sugar and saturated fat. Sure, increasing numbers of children are becoming more ‘body conscious’ as a result of negative media stereotypes, but for the most part, children are not plagued by weight concerns in the same way adults are.
As a parent, it is your job to protect your children from harm. You have a responsibility to ensure they eat regularly, stay clean and healthy, and don’t sit in their rooms playing video games 24/7. Eating healthy food and taking regular exercise is important for kids, too. Obesity is becoming a huge problem amongst children, in part fuelled by consumption of junk food, so anything parents can do to prevent their child from eating the wrong things is vital.
It isn’t easy finding the time to cook delicious home cooked meals when you have to work, clean the house, and take care of the child care. However, there are a few short cuts you can take to make life easier. Good Grub People online farm food shop is just one of many small companies selling fresh, organic food to customers online. Buying food online means you can enjoy home deliveries of fresh ingredients without the hassle of visiting the local store. This will free up some of your time and give you more time to cook.
Kids often need a push to be more active. In the old days, children routinely spent their days playing outdoors, getting exercise without even trying. Today, however, most children end up glued to a screen for hours at a time and don’t enjoy much in the way of exercise as a result. To make sure your kids stay healthy, encourage them to try new sports or take them for a kick about in the local park every weekend. It’s good for them and good for you.
No child will see the benefit of eating healthily and taking regular exercise if their parent slobs about eating junk food and lying on the couch all day. You need to set a good example if you want your kids to lead a healthy lifestyle. Try and eat good, fresh food and exercise regularly. Lead by example and they are a lot less likely to end up suffering obesity related health problems.
Try and schedule lots of fun time together as a family. Go camping or hiking on a weekend or take up a new sport together. If you make family time fun you will find it a lot easier to separate your children from their games consoles.
Make healthy eating and exercise your mission for the summer. Eating well and being active is a lot more fun than suffering the ill effects of a poor diet and inactivity.
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St. Patrick's day is March 17th so its approaching quickly. I have a few ideas on art and food projects that i want to do with the kiddos. Hopefully I will have enough time to complete them and share them with you. This was a super easy one for those little hands. I cut the stripes of colored paper but if you are working with a preschooler or school aged child then they can practice cutting. The two toddler boys here only had to glue the pieces on their piece of paper. EASY, but they enjoyed it! :) It sure has brightened my kitchen with them hanging on the fridge! :) I also talked more about the Promise God gave us with the rainbow since I know that history a whole lot better then the history of the Irish Holiday!
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