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Children learn by example- sometimes from their peers, sometimes from adults. And one of the first places that they learn from? Their parents. Or at least that’s my hope when it comes to my kids. But why? Why would I want that type of pressure? Because it pushes me to become a better person- in all aspects of my life. From business to my own health, I want to set a good example. When it comes to Squeaker and Sweet B, I try to do this daily. Whether it’s exercising regularly or establishing healthier eating habits; those are just a few ways that I can set a healthy example for my daughters.
If you want your kids to be healthy by eating right and exercising, you need to follow the same advice. Kids are going to look up to their parents, so by setting a good example, they will want to be just as healthy as you.
Have Healthy Eating Habits
To start with, you can set a good example for your kids by having healthy eating habits. Your kids are going to watch everything you do, so if you skip breakfast regularly or always have ice cream before bed, they will pay attention and want to mimic these behaviors. Think about what you are doing and how it will influence your kids. If you are driving home from soccer practice with kids in the car, do you really want to drive-thru McDonald’s? This might be a good time to stop by a local deli and get a big salad or cook a small and healthy meal when you get home.
Physical activity is essential for proper health, for kids and adults. Set a good example by exercising regularly, whether you go to the gym or take walks each day with your kids. Even if you are doing a yoga DVD at home, they are going to pay attention and want to do what mom or dad does.
Another easy thing that parents can do? Take a daily probiotic. And while you’re at it, encourage your children to take one as well. Ideal for aiding in digestive health, the makers of Align have now created Align Jr. Specifically designed for kids ages 6 and older, these are chewable probiotics for kids.
And what kid doesn’t like a fun flavor like cherry? With Sweet B, I try to keep her diet balanced. But I also know that I could be doing more to support her digestive health. Busy mornings, stress, diet and changes in routine may disrupt your kids’ natural balance of good bacteria. Parents often consider several approaches to help their kids fortify healthy digestive systems, but a great choice is to offer your kids a daily probiotic supplement like Align Jr. which can help support your child’s digestive health.*
Probiotics are good bacteria that provide a health benefit and are essential for many vital body functions, including healthy digestion. Learn more about the health benefits of Align and Align Jr. at AlignGI.com
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