5 Tips for Teaching Kids about Health
Being in good health has always been a problem for everyone. Adults, seniors, and even children strive to be healthy and free from disease. If we are in our best health condition, we feel good, and our bodies work best because we are not limited to the effects of any disease.

For kids, it’s always difficult. That’s because they tend to do what they want, without knowing whether it’s really good for them or not. Parents often take care of their children’s health, but they should not be just the ones who work for him. There is a more responsible person who can help them in achieving an optimal state of health – themselves, but that’s if only you teach them how they can maintain a good health. Despite their young age, they should learn to take care of themselves and the important things they need to do to be healthy. Below, we will discuss the top 5 tips for teaching kids about health and wellness.

KIDS AND HEALTH TIPS

  • 1. Encourage your kids to eat slowly when they eat

Dinning time with your kids should not be a time when you discuss the family problem or things that do not interest your kids. Dinning time should be used to create a fun atmosphere where they can smile and be happy as they eat. This should be the moment when you talk about the sweet and creative things that everyone has done. Kids are more comfortable and spend more time at the table when the atmosphere is quiet. The longer they stay at the table, the more they eat slowly. The importance of eating is slowly is to help kids eat the moderate amounts of food they need for a healthy life.

  • 2. Drink Healthy

It’s important to watch what your kids drink. Encourage them to drink plenty of water as it is important for their overall health. Add this to their routine, such as when they get up or before they go to bed. Teach them to avoid carbonated drinks. Of course, they can drink drinks or chocolate juices, but they shouldn’t take them too often.

  • 3. Encourage kids’ activities

The biggest mistake of some parents is to think that locking their kids inside the home is better. You do not want your children to become lazy kids or kind of inactive. Children have all the energy they need to discover more about the world. If they do not use this energy, it becomes fat. Having a large baby does not necessarily mean a healthy baby.

Try to encourage your kids to participate in exercises and sports.

Exercises and sports should never be neglected during the education of your kids. Exercise helps your children burn excess calories and helps them stay active and healthy. When children are active and strong, this indicates that they are exercising. This will teach your kids that they need exercise to stay healthy.

  • 4. Take a lot of rest

Sleep and rest are essential for growth and development. That’s the way to relax your body and mind. Make sure your kids are sleeping enough. Do not let them stay late at night. Teach them how adequate sleep can help their overall wellbeing.

  • 5. Teach them the importance of fruits

Fruits play a whole lot of roles in the lives of everyone. They provide vitamins; they aid digestion and a whole lot of things. If you want your kids to learn about health and be healthy, you must teach them why fruits are important and why they must take them.

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Tito Rabat
Tito Rabat

Apart for being a busy IT executive, Tito has a passion for cooking for friends and family and is a first class wines connoisseur.

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Home made popsicles and….how to enhance your kids intake of vitamins and make them happy.

I recently started to make home made popsicles as a “fun activity” with my kids and soon realized that not only I had achieved on the fun but also increased the intake of vitamins for them as their popsicles are made in essence from fresh fruit juice.

The all thing started when I was out for shopping and I found a popsicle making kit for home users and thought of bringing some fun to the weekend as my kids where having some of their friends at home.

As per any other new activity, I normally see references online and I was surprised to notice that most of the sites I had visited showed how to make “proper” popsicles but also included in the recipe large amounts of sugar and other ingredients such as corn syrup.
This alone to my opinion was a bit of a bummer as I am teaching my kids to try and avoid sugar whenever possible so we all sat down and discuss the matter, finally we decided to substitute sugar with fresh home made honey and everyone was happy with it.

The home making is a great activity for the kids because they get together and they can have fun, we found out that most of them agreed for our trial to go for orange, lemon and watermelon. All three are quite easy to source and very refreshing once ready. The activity included a trip to the local market, showing the kids how to search for the best fruit shops, and of course bargain in prices without compromising quality.

Once back home there was a great deal of washing and peeling, and another learning curve on how to safely peel the fruits skin using a “sharp enough” knife.

Here is a quick how to make

"As written by the kids"

What you need

  • Fresh fruits (in our case oranges, lemons , watermelon)
  • Popsicle Mold
  • Fruit juice presser
  • Fruit processor
  • Fresh Honey

How you do it

  • Wash fruits
  • Peel
  • Cut in small pieces, (watermelon)
  • Remove seeds, (watermelon)
  • Combine ingredients in a processor (watermelon)
  • Squeeze juice using a presser, (orange and lemon)
  • Add warm water
  • Mix fruit / juice and honey with the processor
  • Fill the popsicle mold
  • Freeze for 6 / 8 hours

In the weeks following this event we have now started to make popsicles regularly, we have tried as many different fruits as we can, to our surprise, orange and lemon remain everyone’s favorite.

There you have it, the results are great, incredible taste and lots of fun.

Do you have a secret ingredient?, or do you prefer your popsicles made with yogurt and other creamy ingredients?

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Apart for being a busy IT executive, Tito has a passion for cooking for friends and family and is a first class wines connoisseur.