Holiday Season Life Hacks For Kids
3 Tips That Will Last A Lifetime
The harrowing holiday season is a perfect time to start implementing important life strategies that improve well-being at any age or time of year. Marie Roth, registered dietitian for Blythedale’s Children Hospital and Kohls Eat Well, Be Well program, offers key life hacks to keep your kids from getting sucked into the vortex of holiday hype.
1. Manage Stress. A recent survey discovered that more than half of 7- to 18-year-olds suffer from chronic stress. Schedule time to destress together as a family each day. Go out into nature, put on a yoga video, meditate, do a puzzle, build a house of cards or any activity that requires intense concentration.
2. Model moderation. The holidays are often synonymous with overindulgence, yet science has proven that most of our enjoyment from food is in the first few bites. Stick to clean, healthy eating as much as possible throughout the season, but allow yourself to mindfully savor and enjoy those favorite special holiday dishes in moderation.
3. Give Back. Make a family goal to do some good deeds together this season. Various studies show that practicing regular acts of kindness and volunteering boosts serotonin levels and results in a 42 percent increase in happiness.
THIS MESSAGE WAS BROUGHT TO YOU BY BLYTHEDALE CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL AND KOHLS EAT WELL, BE WELL NUTRITION PROGRAM. FOR MORE TIPS AND INFORMATION VISIT WWW.BLYTHEDALE.ORG/KOHLS
Blythedale Children's Hospital, through the generosity of Kohl’s Department Stores, is proud to offer Blythedale and Kohl's Eat Well, Be Well, an innovative outreach program designed to bring health and nutrition education to schools throughout Westchester and Putnam counties. Through this program, Blythedale staff members teach healthy eating habits to children by providing curricula, training and educational tools to school districts throughout the area. The program provides general nutrition guidelines to students, parents and school faculty. Blythedale Children's Hospital offers experts in nutrition and health-education to speak with local parenting groups, PTAs and school personnel.
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