CHIROPRACTIC CARE FOR CHILDREN
Chiropractic care can help your children grow up happy and healthy.
Just as planting a garden requires fertile soil, quality seeds, plenty of sunshine and water, planting seeds to grow healthy kids requires specific actions.
With a dizzying amount of advice dispensed over the Internet, through the TV and by well-meaning friends and family members, it’s not always easy to know what advice to follow. Consider the following for growing healthy kids — naturally, of course!
4 Ways to Help Children Be Healthier
Make Nutritious Choices
From frozen foods filled with chemical ingredients to fast food dietary disasters, it’s not always easy fueling kids with healthy edibles. Here are some foods to consider including in your child’s diet:
- Full fat dairy products
- Fermented foods like kefir, yoghurt for probiotics
- Free range poultry and grain fed lamb/beef
- Fish (choose fish that’s low in mercury)
- Fresh local & seasonal fruits and vegetables
- Healthy fats such as that found in eggs, avocado, coconut oil, olive oil, butter and bone broth.
- Choose water instead of juice. Flavour it with lemons or limes.
The Sleep Your Child Needs
The amount of sleep your child needs varies depending on age. Too little sleep can affect mood, school performance and overall health. Chronic sleep deprivation may even result in depression. It’s a good idea to set a regular bedtime routine for your child. These can include bath time and story reading.
Why Exercise Is Essential
Though high-tech temptations abound, sidelining kids from outdoor activity, regular, brisk exercise helps kids to have healthier bodies and minds, too. Exercise also helps children get better sleep and cope with stress better. Though participation in a team sport is a great way for kids to get regular exercise, they can also get fit by walking the family dog, playing an outdoor game, or taking a bike ride.
Boost Health Naturally
Just as your kids brush their teeth to enjoy better oral health and a brighter smile, regular chiropractic care may help your child enjoy better health. Why? Because kids who have a healthier nervous system that’s free from interference will be more robust and cope better with whatever life throws their way.