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How to Get Your Kids Ready to Go Back to Class

By Virginia Laird

If your children are anything like mine, they have a love/hate relationship with the idea of heading to school. They love the idea of meeting their teachers and reuniting with friends. However, the thought of waking up early and having the task of homework lacks the same excitement. Many health and wellness professionals advise that to avoid the battle of getting the whole house ready to go when it is time for school, it can be wise to begin finding a balance that can work for everyone weeks before the first bell. For many, that time is now. A few tips these professionals recommend include:

  • Find a routine that works for you
  • Make time to exercise
  • Go to bed at a decent time

Find a Routine that Works for You

Finding a routine to keep during the school year can be a difficult task. Many may struggle to find a groove that works for them. Research suggests that finding and maintaining a routine can be the key to success. Health and wellness experts suggest that getting in routine can help make school more successful. Since the start of school is quickly approaching, it may be time to start figuring out your routine right away.

Make Time to Exercise

Exercise is all about staying healthy, burning calories, and even releasing tension in the body. Research suggests that those who have a lack of exercise often have difficulty sleeping, focusing, and accomplishing regular tasks. It is suggested by fitness gurus that everyone exercise at least 30 minutes, three to four times each week. This is a guideline for both children and adults. If you would like to make your exercise a family outing, consider adding a walk through your neighborhood, jog, bike ride or other source of exercise. You may find that your family enjoys this time together.

Go to Bed at a Decent Time

Going to bed at a decent hour is a great way to ensure you and your children get plenty of sleep. There is much research available that suggests that getting enough sleep can help strengthen the immune system, improve the brain’s ability to focus, along with a host of other things. It is advised that the average adult should get at least six hours of sleep each night. However, sleep experts recommend much more for children. Those recommendations can be found here.

Good luck and may your children have the greatest school year ever!

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