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Back-to-School: 3 Tips to Keep Healthy

By Virginia Laird

With the beginning of school just a few short weeks away, you may be like a host of other families trying to beat the mad dash of last minute prepping and excitement that is back-to-school. With all the hustle and bustle to get prepared to get back to the grind, there are many things that may be easily overlooked. One of the many things that should be made a priority, but may fall to the end of the list, is staying healthy. Health and wellness experts have offered a few tips to consider that can help keep everyone healthy and happy all year long. Some of these tips include:

  • Routine can be healthy
  • Make sure to get plenty of sleep
  • Eat breakfast daily

Routine Can Be Healthy

Although the task of getting up early may sound dreadful, it can be healthy to stick to a routine. Health and wellness experts advise that keeping a routine can help boost energy levels and improve health. Going back to school is a great way to get the whole family back on routine. As the beginning of the school year approaches, it can be wise to determine (or even try out) a few different routines to see what may work for you.

Make Sure to Get Plenty of Sleep

Sleep can be a vital aspect of making your back-to-school life successful. Health and wellness experts suggest that getting plenty of sleep can be the first line of defense against the impending doom of flu season. It is advised that the average adult should get at least six hours of sleep each night. It is suggested that children get much more than this. The recommendation for children can be found here.

Eat Breakfast Daily

Although you may consider yourself to be one who does not need breakfast, research suggests that eating breakfast daily can help get the brain functioning and focused. Health and wellness experts recommend those who find it difficult to eat breakfast should consider trying one of the many meal replacement alternatives, including shakes and meal replacements bars.

Now is the time to begin getting your family ready to head back to school. Getting back in a routine can prove to take some time. Good luck and happy school year!

To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Beaverton, Ore.

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