How to maintain a healthy lifestyle during COVID-19
Modeling a healthy lifestyle not only benefits you, but your whole family all at once. You can practice this skill by maintaining a balanced diet with your child, get the proper amount of sleep and keep good hygiene habits.
Try picking a few of these items on your next grocery run:
- Kale – Rich in calcium, vitamin A and vitamin K
- Broccoli – Contain cell protection antioxidants
- Carrots – Aids immune support and helps vision
- Eggs- Packed with protein, vitamin B and vitamin D
- Berries – Rich in fiber and antioxidants
- Avocado – Great for the brain and promotes growth
Encourage your child to drink plenty of water and get an adequate amount of sleep each night. Staying hydrated and well rested helps give the body a boost and builds a stronger immune system.
Urge your child to take a daily vitamin. Many families find probiotic intake can be a more pleasant experience by having delicious gummies on hand packed with fruity flavor and the nutrients needed to keep children developing healthy and strong.
Support your child in imaginative play and exercise. Keep them active by engaging in their favorite sport or hobby in an open space or in your yard outdoors.
Wash Your Hands
Don’t forget, one of the be things you can do for your child’s health right now is surprisingly so simple – wash their hands. Ensure they are continuously washing their hands for at least 20 seconds, then dry them with a clean towel. You can even sing the alphabet or “Happy Birthday” to pass the time! In the case that water is not accessible, using a hand sanitizer of 60% alcohol or more is recommended.
Remind them why it is so important right now to practice good hygiene. Doing so will allow your child to have a clearer understanding of how these changes can make a major impact on their health and everyone around them in the home. Emphasize that they should try as much as possible not to touch their face such as the eyes, mouth or nose, especially with hands that have not been washed thoroughly.