Healthy Autumn: 5 Tips for Keeping Your Kids Healthy During the Autumn

 Parents-Your-Kids’-Eye-Health-Is-Your-ResponsibilityHealthy Autmn behaviors can be challenging with the change in weather. Also with the start of school, kids are more likely to be tempted with red lights during lunchtime or have lack of time to fit in exercise. By keeping these 5 tips, your kids will have a healthy Autumn, for sure.

Pack Lunch

Cafeteria lunches and vending machines are bad news. They are loaded with junk and don’t offer proper nutrition needed to help kids power through their day and nourish their bodies. Prepare a balanced meal for them, filled with protein, complex carbs, green lights and a small treat for dessert—dessert can be fruit, by the way—to help them stay healthy when outside the home.

Take a Walk After Dinner

With a light jacket or scarf, a healthy Autumnseason can be filled with leisurely walks post-dinner. Take your kids out, with a pet if applicable, for a 10-40 minute walk to aid digestion and enjoy the breeze. The light exercise will help balance their blood sugar levels after the meal. This can easily become a habit and help them stay healthy.

Eat Seasonally

Eating with the season is tastier, cheaper and accessible. Load up on fresh pears, apples, sweet potatoes and root veggies, such as parsnips. All of the seasonal produce is fresh, reasonable, and packed with nutrition. Seasonal picks are actually higher in nutrition than non-seasonal!

Play Outdoors

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Going for a bike ride or setting up a game of sports in the park are two great ways to stay active and healthy during Autumn. They are also opportunities for social occasions, so your friends will most definitely be on board. The weather is perfect for exercise, as it is not too hot or cold and prevents you from becoming dangerously dehydrated or prone to injury.

Make Soup

Autumn soups are the best! Ginger, carrots, potatoes, leeks, parsnips, sweet potato, apples… the list goes on. Soups are a great way to stay healthy, as they can be low in calories, sodium and fat if homemade. They are also great appetizers for a meal, as the liquid fills the belly up nicely.

Isadora Baum is a certified health coach trained in integrative nutrition and holistic wellness. She is passionate about helping others transform their minds and bodies to feel healthier and happier in their own skin. With a B.A. in Psychology from Northwestern University and a certification from The Institute for Integrative Nutrition, her knowledge and personal experiences enable her to relate to others with compassion, intellect and support.

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Isadora Baum

Isadora Baum is a certified health coach trained in integrative nutrition and holistic wellness. She is passionate about helping others transform their minds and bodies to feel healthier and happier in their own skin. With a B.A. in Psychology from Northwestern University and a certification from The Institute for Integrative Nutrition, her knowledge, and personal experiences enable her to relate to others with compassion, intellect and support.

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