Colds and flus affect kids, although not as harshly as adults most of the time. However, tons of other germs and viruses exist that can make kids sick. It’s important that you take all possible steps to protect your kid’s immune system so they don’t get sick every time a germ passes through the air. Your kids have an inexperienced immune system that will only mature if they battle germs. Keep the four tips below in mind to help boost your kid’s immunity and resistance to germs and viruses that lurk in the air, at school and daycare, at the park, and virtually everywhere else in life.
1- Kids Vitamins
It’s pretty simple to supplement your kids’ immune health with a kids immune support vitamin. Choose a few quality products and be sure to talk to the pediatrician before you decide on one to buy.
2- Fruits & Veggies, Please
Oranges, blueberries, carrots, celery, green beans, apples -these fruits and veggies and many others contain vitamins and immune-boosting phytonutrients that kids need to stay healthy and happy. The fruits and veggies also help protect against cancer, heart disease, and other chronic conditions.
3- Get More Sleep
Sleep deprivation makes kids more susceptible to illness because it reduces natural killer cells that attack cancer cells. Make sure your kids get enough sleep at night to boost their immune health and ward off the devastating conditions. Newborns need 18 hours of sleep at night; toddlers 12 -13 hours per night and preschoolers need about 10 hours of sleep at night.
4- Stay Active
Sports like baseball, basketball, soccer help keep kids healthy and strong and reduce the risks of obesity. They also teach children many skills they’ll use in life. There are many other ways to stay active, such as dancing, and they all keep your kids immune-healthy as a bonus benefit.