According to the CDC, a healthy lifestyle during childhood will help reduce the risk of developing chronic illnesses in adulthood including:
- High blood pressure
- Heart disease
- Iron deficiency
- Dental caries (cavities)
A poor diet has many negative consequences including:
- Intake of too many calories which increases the risk of becoming overweight and obese
- Increased risk of lung, esophageal, stomach, colorectal, and prostate cancers
- Undernutrition leading to cognitive development and school performance
Promoting Lifelong Health
The World Health Organization defined health as, “A state of complete physical, mental, and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease.”
Does your child:
- Perform poorly in school?
- Show poor cognitive performance?
- Have trouble staying on-task?
Numerous research studies show improved academic achievement with adequate daily physical activity, and yet, unfortunately, many children do not meet physical activity requirements in school.
This means it’s up to you to make up the difference!
Finding fun ways for the family to be physically active together promotes a healthy lifestyle while providing quality time to spend together.
Raising Healthy Kids
My goal for Raising Healthy and Natural Children in a Toxic World on Sunday, October 27th at 2:00 pm AKDT at Juneau Coworking is to share with you simple lifestyle changes to promote deeply-rooted habits.
During this experience, you will learn how to create healthy kid-friendly meals, fun exercise activities, and which supplements your child could benefit from.
I guarantee you will leave with at least one change you can immediately implement for raising a healthy family!