Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Kids Health-get your kids outside

Better health for our kids is something we all want. How can we honestly think our children are going to develop healthy habits if  parents are"nt setting good examples? We can teach our children a lot just by watching what we do as parents. This is true in all stages of our kids lives.Having said that, here are some things you can do as parents or guardians to ensure your children are getting every opportunity to capture and identify good health habits. Many of these will help us also as parents.

During the summer, or when the weather is nice take a walk or bicycle ride with the family every night. This kind of exercise is good for your health and is a good family activityParticipation outside,try doing some chores with your kids. These things don't have to be difficult do some things like help water your trees or get the kids to help you with the lawns,tidy up outside your kids will appreciate the outdoors more when they are involved.Encourage the participation of your kids in sports at an early age. Most communities have a kind of summer sports. This could include baseball, basketball,soccer etc.Get your kids to try out. Don't get discouraged if your kids don't seem to care and be cautious do not "push" your kids in sports,if they show a intrest be more proactive let them find there own way.

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Outdoor activities for children that will keep them occupied for hours

There are many benefits to encourage your child to do actively outdoors. Any child activity outdoors, whether it be playing outside or participating in sport can be useful. There are many activities you can do .

Playing outside

You can create fun outdoor children activities and even learn something about yourself along the way.Get a book for your kids about plants and learn different names of plants and trees as you go along, bring a camera and take pictures of plants that you have defined.Make a scrapbook and add information and ideas to do to keep your kids entertained.


This fun outdoor children activity you can do anywhere. even if you cannot go to a place to pitch a tent,camp in the backyard to create ambiance.Get a book and learn different techniques of survival. Learn how to learn about poisonous plants. Create different scenarios for your kids and discuss what will you do in each case, such as lost in the forest or stranded on a deserted island or stuck in the mountains.

Star bright star light
Get map formations and stroll outside to look at the sky. Learn how to recognize various planets, constellations and talk about the history behind them. This outdoor activity can be enjoyed by the whole family.Get booksfrom the library where you can learn more about the solar system,may want to invest in a telescope for your kids to get a better look at the stars above.

How does your garden grow?
Gardening activity  outdoors can teach children how to grow their own food,kids gardening can be rewarding when they see plants grow, as you take care of them.You may want to start small with window boxes or containers and then graduated to convert to a even ground garden.Your child will learn more when they are digging and planting.You will need some flexibility for this activity, children outdoors can become a trip to dig for China or a campaign to locate earthworms.

Choosing your fruits

Although seasonal, it can be fun,find places where you can go and pick  berries, such as blueberries, strawberries blackberries. There are also places where you can go and pick apples and pears, get the whole family in this activity involved,and when your finished you can go home and get your kids to help you do some baking,kids will love it its a great reward for them,not only will this activity will be lots of fun, it will also create precious memories for you and your kids.

Friday, November 26, 2010

Keep kids active primary and pre-school

What is your favorite activity to keep them active throughout the summer, and remember that the best activities are outdoors.Here you can run, climb and jump , as well as other children activities such as biking or rollerblading, swimming or simply build a sand box, here are some ideas for sports-related activities that will keep children busy  during the summer.

Pre-school children | Activities for children aged between 3 and 5

On a hot day, ask your children to help you in your car wash. They will have tons of fun playing with the water hose.Teach your kids how to play pirate, cowboy Other entertainment games: follow the leader or musical chairs, go to corn maze.Install a tent in the backyard, and allow them to the camp,go fishing.
Primary school children | Activities for children between 6 and 12

Hosting karaoke dance contest or flying kites Go rollerbladingStart teaching your kids about photography.Go walking on the road and let them take pictures of everything they find interesting.Something to do in the backyard during summer: watering plants, pulling weeds, mowing the lawn.Visit the local center of nature "and learn different names of plants and trees as you go along, go to the farm or let your kids choose blueberries, strawberries, raspberries, or whatever the fruits in season, you can even do a contest of who will fill the cart faster! at the end of the day, ask your children to wash fruits, and if they have any energy left show them how to make delicious desert using fruits freshly picked.

Monday, November 22, 2010

Grocery store shopping

My grocery cart was packed with children and food — and everyone was happy. I can only take credit for the choice of the store. The real credit goes to my local grocery store. I often find this store great not just for the savings but for the friendly service too,and the perks, that make it so much easier to shop — such as a free piece of fruit for the children baggers that load your car for ya.
Grocery stores have realized that they can attract the customers by offering more services. Hence the addition of banks, post offices, child care facilities, and pharmacies. But the best grocery store, still focuse on providing top quality food and helping consumers to make healthy choices.To support customers, some grocery stores displaying educational posters and chefs have Highlighted healthy cooking techniques. Others pulling out all the stops with Dietitians nutrition advice.Does your local grocery store offers these services?DO perks affect your buying habits? are you making healthier choices? what other services would you like to see?

10 foods to avoid

Sugary drinks.Sodas, sweetened tea and flavored  drinks. every can of pop has about 7 teaspoons of sugar and about 140 calories.Try to drink water. Processed  meats,sausages, hot dogs, and bacon are high in fat and sodium. Instead, Cook a little extra meat, chicken or fish to use in sandwiches. White bread. Choose whole grain for more fiber.Search for the term "whole" on the label. Whole milk. Dairy products with "whole" on the packaging. Instead, look for "low-fat". Canned or instant soup.Cost a bit and are loaded with salt, even the lower sodium versions. Junk food snacks. Chips, crackers,etc.Think fruit and fruit for snacks.White rice. Go for brown or wild rice.White rice replaced by Brown rice or other whole grains, such as whole wheat and barley, can reduce your risk of type 2 diabetes. Yogurt,unless it's plain. choose plain, yoghurt and add your own fruit. Processed cheese."Cheese" "cheese spread" and "cheese products" usually means a lot of fat and salt,Go for the real thing, but remember that moderation is the key.

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Teaching Kids nutrition-mothers.

Mothers are the nutritional gatekeepers of the household!Mothers are shaping our world.What is the best way to teach our young minds about nutrition? Here are four strategies you can use to make lifestyle changes.Have regular family meals to serve a variety of healthy foods and snacks, be a role model eat healthy Involve the children in the process.

We know it is not easy when you're juggling busy schedules; and convenience foods, such as fast food, its so readily available.We must take advantage of our consciousness, by making the time to prepare a meal and engage in the family conversations. majority of the mothers speed up around, and even running around trying to get things done in a day. where des this leave you? Tired, drained and stressed-out!
First things first, when it comes to buying food moms make the majority of shopping in each family.Here are a few tips for you.Make it easy for children to choose healthy snacks keep tissues of fruit or vegetables on hand and ready to eat.Other good snacks include low-fat yogurt, peanut butter and celery, or whole-grain crackers and cheese.Remember to serve fruit and vegetables in each meal, aiming at the target of at least five servings a day. Make sure that you serve fruit or vegetables to every meal. Serve the lean meat and other good sources of protein, such as fish, eggs, beans, and nuts. Limiting fat intake by avoiding deep-fried food and choose healthier cooking methods, such as grilling, broiling, roasting and boiling.Choose low-fat or nonfat dairy products. Limit fast food and low-nutrient snacks, such as chips and sweets, but not quite prohibit favorite snacks from your home. Instead, make them "once-in-a-while" food so that children do not feel deprived.Limit sugary drinks such as soft drinks and fruit-flavored drinks. Serve water and low-fat milk instead.
By being a role model and change your eating habits, your children will follow suit.When we start teaching children nutrition, they should become a part of the process.We all learn from doing, which makes planning and preparing a meal fun! parents must disconnect the X-box and ask them to give you a hand.

3 strategies to help your Teen Lose Weight

So if you're an overweight or obese teenager parent, you must act with great sensitivity.Teenage obesity often leads to obesity in young adulthood and so it is important to take steps to overcome it. Here are some strategies you can try:
Strategy # 1
Do some exercise with your children. This should be fun and then look for an activity, such as,children enjoy rollerblading, snowboarding or windsurfing.If they are also adventurous,kick a ball around the Park,get on your bicycle, horse riding,go swimming or simply walking in the countryside,are all good alternatives.The most important thing is to make it something that your overweight teen, enjoy and look forward to, not only is this good exercise, its also a good time to spend with the family.
Strategy # 2
Teach your teen to cook.One of the best things, which you can do as a parent is to help your child become independent and ready to live in the adult world. one big step in this direction is to learn about the nutritional value of food and how to prepare Healthy nutritious foods. meals don't have to be boring. see interesting recipes and cook them together. allows your teenager to choose and prepare the meals, will also help them to feel in control.
Strategy # 3
Listen to your teen , people often try to cover up the lack of confidence with excess weight. make that you are there to talk through all there problems, not only those concerning just her weight.If losing weight helps your teenager, you have the Foundation for a healthy adult life.