It’s that busy time of year again. The kids are going back to school, transitioning to different bedtime routines, tests and homework. As your child experiences new classes, new teachers and new environments it can be stressful. When you combine that with less sleep and temperature changes as we transition into fall, your child’s immune system can weaken and their resistance to colds and viruses can drop. We have provided 4 back to school immune boosters to help keep your child healthy as they go back to school.
Back to school immune boosters – These are a few natural ways to help boost immunity and prevent illnesses to keep kids healthy for a successful start back to school.
- Wash your hands: The #1 way to ward off sickness is to frequently wash your hands, so encourage your child to soap up regularly. Also make sure your kids don’t develop the habit of touching or rubbing their face, to avoid infection. Frequently clean high-contact items in your home, such as doorknobs, faucets and telephones.
- A healthy balanced diet: It is important to encourage your kids to develop healthy eating habits. It can make a lasting impression on their health including keeping germs at bay. Avoid processed foods and focus on plenty of fruits, veggies proteins and whole grains. Limit their sugar intake. Sugar is an immunity suppressant. Give them a good head start in the morning with a healthy breakfast like oatmeal with fruit, yogurt, granola, or eggs. A lunch with a lean turkey sandwich or whole wheat crackers with cheese and fruit would be a well-balanced lunch. Then a healthy dinner of fish or other lean protein with vegetables to round out their day.
- Extra immune boosters: del-IMMUNE V and delPRO are excellent immune boosters not only for the start of cold and flu season but every day. Support immunity for back to school with the next generation of probiotics: a high-quality metabiotic like del-IMMUNE V.
- Help your kids de-stress: There is a direct correlation between stress and a weakened immune response. Make sure kids have time to play and unwind. Encourage them to unplug from technology and enjoy some time outdoors. Exercise is also an ideal choice for strengthening immunity, busting stress and protecting against childhood obesity. Experts even suggest that children try yoga and meditation, which have been found to boost immunity, improve concentration, lower stress, increase confidence and much more.
Even when you take every extra precaution, sometimes your child still gets sick. Don’t fight it. Just make sure you child stays home, drinks plenty of water and gets enough rest.