There is a lot that goes into making sure your child is healthy. Here are a few tips to keep their immune system in prime condition:
Make Eating Healthy Fun & Exciting
Eating healthy is important for everyone, but especially for growing children. Unfortunately, many children are picky eaters and trying to get them to eat healthy can be difficult. But it doesn’t have to be difficult to get children excited about eating healthy when you find ways to make it fun. Take advantage of fresh, seasonal fruits and vegetables that are available at farmers markets. You can make eating healthy fun and exciting by trying new foods together (and letting your child pick out something new on their own). You can also let your child help you prepare meals and snacks by using colorful and healthy food options – when children are involved in making the food, they are more likely to try it (and maybe even like it!).
With eating healthy also comes making sure you stay properly hydrated. Proper hydration benefits the body and the mind by improving physical endurance and performance, and improving thinking, concentration, and cognition. The typical recommendation of 64 ounces of water per day can easily double during the summer time. While many people prefer to look to other drinks such as sodas and juices for hydration, it is important to make sure that everyone is getting proper hydration by consuming enough water too. Water is always the best solution when it comes to keeping our bodies and minds healthy and hydrated.
Don’t Skip Out On Sleep
While staying active is important, it is also important to make sure you get enough rest to build up the energy for all those fun daily activities. It can be tempting to let bedtimes, naps, and other sleep routines fall by the wayside during the summer months, but it is important to make sure you stick to a healthy sleep schedule. Children grow, and store up needed energy while sleeping, and just like water, a proper amount of sleep each night is necessary to keep children’s minds and bodies healthy and happy.
See An Upper Cervical Chiropractor
We don’t just say that because we’re upper cervical chiropractors but because of the great effects that treatment can have on our patients, even children. Your spine (or rather, your child’s spine) is the source of everything for your body – it protects their Central Nervous System (which controls pretty much everything in the body, including immune responses), it provides their mobility to bend, roll, twist, and pick things up, and provides the support the body needs to stand up and stay upright. Just like you would take them to the doctor for an annual checkup, so too should you see a chiropractor to ensure your child’s spine is healthy. When the spine is healthy, the immune system is functioning at it prime!