5 Healthy Habits to Teach your Kids
As a parent, you pass more than inherited qualities down to your kids. Children get your habits as well — both healthy and unhealthy.
Show your children you think about them by teaching them these amazing lifetime healthy habits. These habits are really beneficial for your children’s mind, body, and soul.
Habit 1: Have breakfast on time
Having breakfast early in the morning every day may help them continue this habit when they get older. Breakfast is crucial for your children to have a good day at school. Show them that a healthy breakfast:
- Will help them to begin their day with strong brain and energy levels
- Will keep them energized throughout the day
- Keeps infections under control
Harvard Medical School affirms that abandoning breakfast relates to four times the probability of becoming obese. What’s more, the high fiber in numerous breakfasts like oats can help lessen the danger of diabetes and coronary illness. Watch the sugar content, however.
Habit 2: Make eating bright and colorful
Eating yummy food items of various different colors isn’t simply fun — it has medical advantages as well. Help your children to understand the nourishing benefit of including a rainbow of bright food in their normal eating routine.
That doesn’t imply that each dinner should be kaleidoscopic. In any way, you should attempt to introduce foods grown from the ground of various colors. Give the colors a chance to go from red, blue, and orange, to yellow, green, and white. Make your kids learn that eating healthy and colorful foods will also affect their mood significantly. You can introduce amazing recipes like “eat the rainbow”, summertime smoothie bowl, rainbow salsa, dragon color noodles, rainbow chicken toast, etc. These can be really fun food recipes for your kids. You can prepare and design other healthy snacks for them as well. They will really enjoy it and start learning to choose healthy food options.
Habit 3: Read each day
Reading is a very healthy habit to build in your children. It not only makes your child’s mind healthier and stronger it also gives him or her more information and exposure regarding culture, history, science, languages, art, nature, fiction, spirituality, etc. This helps them to speak more fluently at a young age, learn new words, new ideas and new perspectives.
Reading a book to kids daily before they go to sleep can develop an interest in them for book reading. I used to love books as a kid, and I used to read a lot of books which always kept me busy. It’s one healthy habit that you must make your kids learn. When they like to read books, they collect lovely books and share with their friends as well.
Pick books your children like with the goal that they see reading as a treat, not as a task.
Habit 4: Pick fun physical exercises
Not all kids adore sports. Some may fear exercise class as well. But, if they see you being active and figure out which physical exercises they appreciate, remaining active and energetic turns out to be simple. They may likely carry their affection for these exercises into adulthood.
If your kid hasn’t discovered their games specialty yet, urge them to keep trying, and be active with them. Open them to a scope of physical exercises like swimming, hiking, or cycling. They will undoubtedly discover something they appreciate. Sometimes we don’t go the extra mile. Ask your kid which sport they actually like? Do they like playing cricket? Or they have an interest in football? Or they want to learn how to run faster? Pick one or two activities and try doing them daily with your kids. Maybe they will figure out this is something they enjoy a lot. A good physical activity which becomes a long-run habit for your child is really healthy.
Habit 5: Always enjoy a family dinner
With all the engaging and hectic work commitments, it’s difficult to take a seat and appreciate a dinner time together. In any case, help your kids learn to enjoy dinner with their family. A family dinner is always really nice to bond and connect. This habit can really keep the whole family together. Especially when your children are small, they share details of the day with you during dinner which helps them keep you updated about their lives. As indicated by the University of Florida, research has demonstrated sharing a family supper implies that:
- Family bonds get more grounded.
- Kids are all the more composed.
- Everyone eats more nutritious dinners.
- Kids are more opposed to being obese or overweight.
- Kids are more opposed to medications or liquor.
Noor Najam is a 22-year old student who loves to explore food delights and ever growing new tastes of different regions. She likes to stay fit and make healthier food choices. She thinks she should have studied a culinary related bachelor’s degree instead of her current bachelors in Social Sciences. Read more of her posts at Pateeri.com.
Here’s a great infographic conveying the importance of healthy habits and avoiding obesity in children.
This infographic was created by Kids Car Donations