Unfortunately, the rate of obesity has grown a lot in children all over the world. More and more children are learning to lead more sedentary lifestyles. As a parent or loved one, you can easily help a child to become healthier. The following are just a few tips for healthy living for children:
Children like to be the decision makers when they can. One of the most important tips for healthy living that you can do is to allow your children to go shopping with you and choose their own fruits and vegetables. Sometimes, all it takes is to let them be involved in the decision making and you can get your own way after all.
Instead of letting a child sit in front of the computer or television all day long, get them involved in some family activities. This could be a nightly walk through town or a fun game of basketball. The key is to get them to be more active.
For younger children, sometimes all it takes is a little creativity to get them to eat what you make. Cutting foods into fun shapes will help you to get them to try new things. Once they get past the first bite, you may find it becomes a regularly asked for food in your home.
If your child loves pizza, have a pizza night and choose healthier toppings, such as broccoli, spinach, or grilled chicken. If they prefer going out to fast food restaurants, the best thing to do is teach them how to choose the healthier options on the menu.
These are just a few tips for healthy living that you can implement into your children’s lives. It does take patience and it does take time. However, by offering them options, you may just find it goes easier than what you expected it to go.
what we talk about when we talk about love
Image by jamelah
For Utata Iron Photographer. Elements:
1. A favorite book. What We Talk About When We Talk About Love by Raymond Carver. For one thing, it’s short stories, and this is my preferred medium. For another thing, it’s one of the most people-smart, tightly-written books I’ve ever read. I bet you’d doubt this if you’ve only ever read my somewhat verbose photo descriptions or blog, but this book and its delicious minimalism is one of the greatest influences on my own writing.
2. A favorite thing to eat or drink while reading. I don’t usually eat while reading because I’m usually reading in bed right before I go to sleep, but even though you might have thought I’d pick Snickers or Pringles (healthy living: that’s me) whole natural almonds are my favorites. I tend to eat a few here & there all day long. I also always have a glass of water handy at all times.
3. A favorite style of photography. This was tough. Do I have a style? I don’t know. But I do know that I like bright lights and fast shutters. And shadows. And that lamp. I love that lamp.