Monday, August 24, 2015

back to school with healthy kids!

With all of our kids heading back to school, some simple snack ideas may help them keep their bellies full while providing the nutrients they need to grow up strong and healthy! 

My Pinterest board titled "healthy and active kids" will guide you in the right direction!

While life keeps you very busy, try to remember that being active together matters!  If you are busy until bedtime, try waking up 30 minutes earlier and doing a workout at home...it's easier said than done, but trying is better than giving up!  Always make the effort and if the workouts don't happen often, try to fit them in on the weekends and focus 100% on your nutrition throughout the week!  It does make a difference in the way you feel in all aspects of your life!

Keep in mind that exercise is good for the brain!  Their bodies stay behind a desk many hours throughout the day...they need movement!  Sometimes recess and PE just isn't enough, so make up for it with after school activities, sports, family bike rides or walks, etc!  You get the idea! 
Think about how you feel after a long day of work, sitting behind a computer or in meetings...you are exhausted but starting the day with exercise and movement combined with healthy eating WILL make a difference in the way you feel and YOU deserve that!  Our children deserve the same.  They will feel better with proper nutrition and movement...they go hand in hand! Find that balance for your entire family and here's hoping this school year is the healthiest and happiest one yet!!!  






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