Because a peaceful start to school is important for the whole family, here are some tips to help get you back to work after the summer break.
Regain regular hours of sleep
Like every start of the school year, the children's sleep routine will have to be reinstated by establishing fixed times for going to bed. Put them to bed a little earlier each day, gradually. It is recommended to make the same changes with waking times. The benefits of this routine will inevitably be seen in the child's academic performance and attitude in class.
Since growth hormone is secreted at night, enough hours of sleep (8 to 11 hours depending on age) will also ensure optimal growth and development, on top of all the many benefits on functions immune systems resulting from quality sleep.
Make healthy, protein-rich breakfasts
Back to school is an ideal time to implement good eating practices.
Set a good example by starting your day with a healthy breakfast yourself. Your children will be much more likely to develop a healthy breakfast habit if you take the time to eat meals with them as often as possible.
On the menu side, bet on protein! Eating a high protein breakfast has been shown to have a superior effect in stabilizing blood sugar (blood sugar levels) and energy levels throughout the day, compared to people eating a small amount, a lunch high in refined carbohydrates, or not having breakfast at all.
This good practice ensures better memory, and improves the ability to concentrate on the task at hand.
It is in fact suggested to avoid sources of refined carbohydrates as much as possible which, in addition to destabilizing blood sugar levels and providing the body with "empty" calories, negatively affect the immune system.
Pursue outdoor activities
No matter what time of year, exposure to natural light and fresh air is an important pillar of health and should be a part of everyday life for all family members. A short walk in the evening, picnic in the park, bike or skate on weekends depending on the time of year... be creative!
Several benefits of this practice will soon be felt by both children and adults, including stress relief as well as improving the quality of sleep.
Outdoor activities are also a simple way to help strengthen the immune system. Indeed, vitamin D synthesized by the effect of the sun on our skin (even facial exposure in winter) participates in the development and optimal functioning of white blood cells whose role is to fight infectious agents.
Improve nutritional intake
By preventing nutritional deficiencies and taking advantage of certain forces of nature, you will equip your children to cope with all the intellectual, physical and immune efforts they will have to put in throughout the year.
In this sense, wild herring milt is one of the most interesting superfoods due to its high nutritional quality and high bioavailability. Highly concentrated in proteins, essential amino acids, B vitamins, phosphorus and other minerals, the nutrients it contains are essential for the proper functioning of nerve cells and support the physical and intellectual growth of children.
Used at the start of the school year, wild herring milt will be a strong ally in managing a wide range of functions:
Another often overlooked nutrient, zinc is the body's most important trace element after iron and is involved in many metabolic functions.
Its roles are numerous in the body, particularly in relation to the efficiency of the immune response, growth processes, brain functions, thyroid function, as well as the development of the reproductive system.
Zinc influences the cognitive function of the child. It plays a role in mood modulation and learning. Studies have shown that zinc levels are lower than normal in children with ADHD. Zinc may help improve cognitive skills and help teens do better in school, according to some American clinical studies.
You will find wild herring milt and zinc in the Miviton Kid product from Holizen.
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