4 Tips For Keeping Kids Healthy This Flu Season

Monday, 30 September 2019 00:26

Flu season of follows right on the heels of back-to-school, putting your kids at the highest risk for getting sick. Not only are the exposed to countless more germs with so many kids around, but they are also doing more in general, which leads to fatigue and weakened immune systems. At The Bounce Place, we are passionate about helping parents raise active, healthy kids and this flu season is no exception. We've put together a few tips that will help you parents kids your kids healthy this Fall.

Keeping Kids Healthy Starts With Staying Healthy Yourself

In order to raise active and healthy children, you have to lead by example. Even the simplest things, like not washing your hands before a meal, set the tone for your children when it comes to developing healthy habits. These habits are the foundation for preventing the flu and other fall sicknesses that plague our little ones. In addition to adhering to healthy habits yourself, there's a few other things you can do the help your kids stay healthy this fall.

Boost Your Family's Immune System At Home

From eating healthy, balanced meals to incorporating regular exercise into your family's routine, you can do a lot over the course of your everyday lifestyle to boost the strength of your children's immune system. When making meals, try to keep them colorful! The more fruits and veggies you can incorporate into your diet, the better off your entire family's immune system will be. You'll also want to consider a multi-vitamin for everyone in your house. Getting all the vitamins and nutrients you need on a daily basis can help prevent illness for parents and children alike.

Keep A Clean House

From washing hands to washing towels, keeping your home germ-free is essential to having healthy kids throughout flu season. We know that back-to-school comes with hectic schedules, but you'll certainly want to incorporate regularly cleaning into your school year routine. Keeping a clean house is a great way to introduce some of those healthy habits we talked about earlier to your kids. Chores like wiping down the counters, bringing sheets and towels to the laundry room, and washing dishes after a meal are all great beginner chores that can instill the type of lifestyle habits that lend themselves to strong immune systems.

Practice Healthy Habits

As adults, this is probably one of the most difficult things to do, but little minds and bodies are even more susceptible to illness due to stress, lack of sleep, and other routine disruptions. Create a routine with your child for bedtime so that you can ensure they get plenty of rest. Look out for signs of anxiety and stress in your child - both of which are likely to happen as they ease into their new school year routine - and address them as soon as possible to prevent harming the immune system. Teach other healthy habits like sneezing and coughing into their elbow, washing their hands or using sanitizer after blowing their nose, and not sharing food or drink with friends - no matter how healthy they may seem! Making all of these things part of a regular routine can help you keep your kids healthy all year round.

Stay Active

As the colder months loom right around the corner, it is important to keep exercise and other activities in your regular routine. Exercise is an important part of building a strong immune system and keeping your kids healthy this Fall and Winter. Visiting indoor activity centers, such as The Bounce Place, are great ways to keep your kids moving without having to brave the cold weather.

The Bounce Place Helps You Raise Healthy Kids

The Bounce Place was built on the idea of creating a place for kids 10 and under to play, get active, and be creative. This is an important phase in a child's life and we want to help you gain access to all the resources you need to raise active and healthy kids - even after they no longer want to play on inflatables.

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