Every parent is aware that children are good imitators. There is a saying that “Fruit Not Fall Far From The Tree”.
It is a given fact that what is done by the child is the reflection of the behavior and attitude of the parents. Therefore, parents should try to be a good role models to their children.
Here are four good habits that can help your child not to fall ill easily.
1. Sports And Active Life Styles
Research shows that moderate exercise done regularly can reduce the risk of being infected with flu and colds. By exercising, the infection-fighting cells in the body are stimulated and work more effectively in fighting bacteria. Prevention is better than cure. So, get your child to get out and enjoy the great outdoors.
2. Consume Nutritious Food
Choose vegetables and fruits that are rich in vitamin C and minerals such as broccoli, strawberries and oranges and food rich in vitamin D such as tuna, milk and cereal fortified.
3. Getting Enough Sleep Regularly
Get your child to build good habit of sleeping on a regular basis every night. For example, by 9 pm the child should be ready to go to sleep. In general, babies need 14 hours of sleep per day, while toddlers need 11-13 hours. Sleeping with the same schedule every night routinely will train your child to be more discipline as well.
4. The Habit Of Washing Hands
Washing hands regularly can reduce the risk of transmission of respiratory and digestive diseases. Teach your child to always wash hands before eating, after eating and after activities. To achieve a good cleaning result, practice hand washing techniques.
Explain to your child the importance of washing hands regularly. If good habits are practiced from young age, he/she will continue to do so into the adulthood.