The time has finally arrived! Kid’s are returning back to school and life has already begun bustling with organizing sports, clubs and after-school activities. In addition to homework and permission slips, your children may be prone to bringing home coughs, colds and other unwanted sicknesses this fall.
Since we know that there is no convenient time to get sick, keeping your kid’s immune systems healty and strong is crucial to avoiding any unwanted illnesses. Making easy but impactful shifts to health and lifestyle can naturally boost your child’s immune system in no time.
Here are five tips to boost your kid’s immunity for back to school this fall season:
Preparing Healthy Meals
A healthy diet can boost your immunity, you want to make sure you are eating foods that are rich in antioxidants and vitamins, this can help protect the body from free radicals that can cause inflammation and damage cells. Make sure your children have a diet filled with with lots of fruits and vegetables (five servings a day are recommended per day), whole grains, and lean protein. A healthy diet also has dairy or another source of calcium, and healthy fats, like vegetable oils.
It’s also important to limit and avoid processed foods, foods with added sugar, and foods with unhealthy fats, like the saturated fats found in animal products. That doesn’t mean your child can’t ever eat cookies or ice cream, however moderation is key to keeping your child’s immunity healthy.
Getting A Good Night’s Rest
The Sleep Foundation says school aged kids (6-13 years) need 9 to 11 hours of sleep a night. It’s well known that getting enough sleep helps regulate the body’s biological rhythms, helping us stay healthy overall. Not getting enough sleep can make you more susceptible to catching unwanted illnesses. Promoting healthy sleeping habits and encouraging a healthy sleep schedule is very important to keeping their immune system regulated and strong.
Encourage Regular Excercise
Exercise keeps us healthy and less likely to be immune to illness. Regular exercise helps boost your kid’s immune response and ward off any unwanted germs. Your child may be in school sports or prefer to play outside; no matter the option, encouraging them to exercise at least one hour a day is the best way to keep their immune system strong.
Help Them Reduce Stress Levels
Stress can leave you feeling run down and your immune system is weakened by the constant feelings of anxiety, leading to less energy to fight off illness. Parents aren’t the only ones that experience stress! Be sure you are talking to your child about anxiety, stress and mental health.
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