Raising a healthy kid is rewarding!

Raising a healthy kid is rewarding!

Toddler Smiling. Happy and healthy kid smiling while sitting on the chair

We start planning our kids’ lives from the beginning. The greatest gift we can give our kids is to raise a healthy kid and instill good habits in them from birth.

A healthy kid will live a healthy life! Because it’s easier to convince individuals to eat healthily and exercise while they’re young? A healthy life does not come overnight but demands persistence.

Is it vital for your kid to exercise?

Exercising helps kids to enjoy away from television and tablets that have become dominating their childhood. Surprisingly, its role is not limited to this benefit only, it helps to feel strong, fit and energetic, maintain a healthy weight and sleep better!

It also plays an important role in the growth of your kid and helps them explore their surroundings and develop their physical and mental skills.

Some evidence suggests that more active kids and youth have more confidence, better social skills, and anxiety and stress. All these skills can help them deal with the challenges they face in everyday life.

For more information on the benefits of sports for children and how to include them into their daily routine.

A healthy weight for a healthy kid

Not only does a healthy weight make your kid look stylish and avoid being a victim of bullying, but it also prevents many risks and diseases! The following tips will help you take care of your baby and maintain a healthy weight:

  • Maintain regular and appropriate meal times because children’s bodies respond better to routine.
  • Make sure your child eats 5 servings a day of fruits and/or vegetables.
  • Avoid sugary drinks, especially between meals. Offer your child water or milk.
  • Check the nutritional table for each product you buy. Many snacks are full of harmful ingredients such as sugar, salt, fat and calories.
  • Provide meals in appropriate sizes for your child’s age.
  • Choose healthy snacks for your children such as fresh fruit and breakfast cereals with low-fat milk and apple juice.
  • Reduce the time your child spends in front of the TV or computer and ask him to exercise.

What if my kid eats a few foods?

There is no need to worry as long as your kid is active and gaining weight, make sure that he is getting enough food. Just make sure he eats some food from the four different major food groups (milk, dairy, starchy foods, fruits and vegetables, and protein).