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Want Healthy Kids? Do These 3 Things!

By Genevieve Cunningham

There's no denying that kids are a lot of work. For the most part, parents have a few desires in common when it comes to kids. We all went well-behaved kids. We all want kids to try their best and find their own successes. And of course, we all went healthy children. While we don't get a say in all of these issues, we can certainly do our best to teach our kids healthy habits. But how? If you have the health of your child at the top of your priority list, take a look at these tips to help your kids be healthy starting today.

Go Outside

Getting outside is so good for the health of everyone. It enables us to get sunshine, which allows us to soak in some Vitamin D. It also encourages us to move our bodies, which is excellent for both our mental and physical well-being. If your kids won't go outside, turn off the television and go with them. Sometimes it takes leading by example, but you may actually find that you enjoy the outdoors just as much as they do.

Teach Them to Cook

Healthy people cook. Eating out all the time is bound to create unhealthy habits. It means that we're eating more calories and less nutritious food. It probably also means that you are spending too much money. Do what you can to teach your children to cook, and you can teach them multiple good habits (cooking, cleanliness, saving money) at one time. It may take quite a bit of patience on your part, but rest assured that the results will be well worth the effort put forth.

Have Family Time

Family time is more important than most people realize. Kids really need that time all together. It gives them a sense of security and boosts their mental health. It doesn't have to be every day, but it should be something that's done on a regular basis. Plan for just one or two nights per week and you'll be setting your kids up for better mental and emotional health in the future.

Of course our kids are important to us. Of course we want them to be healthy and strong. And of course we want to do all we can to help make this happen. Use these tips to help make your kids healthy now as well as long into the future.

To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in West Covina, Calif.

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