I love Guest Posts! This Guest Post is great…I love being healthy and teaching my girls healthy habits as well. There are some great tips in this post. I hope you enjoy reading it as much as I did. Thank you to Sarah Grace Del Rosario, a fellow mommy blogger, for writing this!
As they say, the home is the first learning ground of children. As a mother, it is up to you to teach your kids the basic things that they need to learn. One of these is no other than staying healthy. Surely, you would want to make sure that your children will lead a healthy and fit life, right? If that is the case, you should start teaching them the following healthy habits as early as now:
Eat colorful dishes.
According to nutritionists, the more color your dishes have, the healthier they are. Eating foods with different colors are not just for fun—it is for their health too. That is why it is important for you to explain to your kids the importance of incorporating a rainbow of colorful foods in their daily diet.
Washing their hands regularly.
This is a basic health habit that we all have learned from our mothers. Keep in mind that most diseases are passed on and acquired because of the bacteria in our hands. Because of this, you should teach your children to wash their hands on a regular basis.
We all know that breakfast is the most important meal of the day and it is applicable not just for us but to the children too. To teach them this, you must make sure that they will wake up to a healthy breakfast so that they can make eating breakfast a habit.
Learn enjoyable physical activities.
As a mother, it is up to you to introduce your kids to sports and physical activities. Not everyone love sports but when they see you enjoying physical activities, they can be hooked into it too and they can carry their love for sports until they grow old.
Drink water and ditch soda.
You can teach your kids the habit of choosing water over soft drinks simply by sending this message: water is healthy and soft drinks and other sugary drinks are not. But before they can learn this habit, they should see you making the right choice too.
Brush twice a day.
Dental hygiene is vital for our health. Make your children understand the importance of brushing as early as child hood. Teach them two brush at least twice a day—in the morning after waking up and before they head to bed at night.
Get the right amount of sleep.
Establishing a regular sleep pattern will help your child develop the right sleeping habits. When your child always get the right amount of sleep, it will be easier for him to focus in class, be more energetic throughout the day and maintain good mood.
Have screen time limitations.
This is probably one habit that is quite difficult to teach your kids but as we all know, too much screen time will have damaging effects to their eyes. That is why you should establish a limited screen time every day.
Establish relationship with a variety of friends.
Spending time with friends can help your child in developing different social skills including cooperation, problem solving and communication.
Mental health matters too. Encourage your child to read books once in a while to stimulate his creativity and imagination.
Healthy habits always start at home. That is why you should take the time to teach your kid the healthy habits that we have mentioned above so that they will grow as healthy and responsible adults.
Author Bio: Sarah Grace Del Rosario is a mommy blogger and freelance event stylist at Del Rosario events. She also works as a community outreach specialist and blogger at Formuland.com, a company providing holle formula and other organic products for babies. When not busy working, you can see her showcasing her paintings and recipe failures at https://thethrifysenyorita.wordpress.com/.