It’s Mid-August that time of year when our kids go back to school! My, oh my, where has the summer gone? Or could you be possibly saying, “Whoopee! The summer is almost over and the kids are back in school!” Either way, we at Kingfisher Regional Hospital have compiled 5 tips for your kids.
1. Kids, start your day with breakfast!
2. Get Moving!
Breakfast will fill your empty stomach. By eating in the morning, it provides you energy for the day and it will jump start your metabolism. Studies have shown that it can help you in school, too!
3. Be snack smart!
It’s easy to fit physical activities into your daily routine. After school, walk, bike or jog to see your friends. Encourage your friends to join you for a bike ride or skate in the park! It’s a fun way to exercise with your friends! And, be sure to take a 10 minute activity break every hour while you read, do your homework or watch TV.
4. Pump up your heart!
Snacks are a great way to re-charge your body. Choose snacks like: an apple, celery sticks with peanut butter, carrot sticks or a glass of low-fat milk, water or even Gatorade.
5. Balance your meal!
Work up a sweat! Energetic work-outs help your heart pump better, give you more energy and help you look and feel your best. You should strive for 30 minutes daily. You could join a PE class in school!