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July is National Park and Recreation Month

fireworksDiscover the power of play and adventure. For children and adults, play is a vital part of our mental wellbeing, physical health and personal interactions. The National Recreation and Park Association challenges everyone to "get their play on" with their local parks and recreation. Whether it’s summer camp, a sports league, exploring a trail, Zumba class, meeting friends on the playground, playing in the park, or discovering nature — parks and play go hand in hand.

 

Nutrition for Active children

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There are several health benefits that an athletic child over a non-athletic child, however there are also few additional health risks. An athletic child’s diet needs more Carbohydrates and Proteins, and fluid intake is especially important. Some people may believe that supplements may further help a child’s performance, but a well-balanced diet is usually the best way to meet a child’s nutritional needs. For more information about Nutrition and Supplement Use, click here.! external link

 

Avoiding Heat-Stress

blue bright clouds 3768As the Summer continues, temperatures begin to rise. It’s important for you and your child that keep cool and avoid Heat stress. The place that children die from heatstroke most often is inside a hot car. It’s important to make sure your kid doesn’t get left in the car as well as keeping them hydrated when they are exercising during a hot day.Here are some more tips on how you can prevent your child from getting Heat stroke. external link

 

Insect Stings

animal bee bloom bloomingPlaying outside is great! Getting stung by a bee, however, is never fun. Most insect stings are attributed to bees, but they are also often cause by wasps, two common wasps are bald-faced hornets and yellowjackets. Instruct your child how to avoid insect stings, and what do if they are stung. The best way to avoid being stung is by leaving bees and wasps alone if you see, don’t try to swat them away. Also avoid attracting them, cover food when eating outside. If your child does get stung, make sure they tell an adult immediately incase they are allergic. For more information for your child about what to do, and how to prevent, the event of a bee sting, click here. external link

 

Protecting you and your kids from the UV rays

boys childhood children 51349As Summer begins, the sun's the bright light invites us outside to enjoy the warm weather. Unfortunately, the sun’s rays can be harmful to be body, and spending too much time can lead to serous health risks, like skin cancer. Luckily, there are lots of ways to prevent damage from the sun and still enjoy outdoors. Staying in the shade, applying sunscreen, and wearing long sleeved clothing are all ways you can prevent harmful exposer of the sun. For more information about the steps you can take to prevent you and your children from overexporsure to the sun, Click here. external link

 

 

Kids & Tech: 10 Tips for Parents in the Digital Age

child at laptopIn a world where children are "growing up digital," it's important to help them learn healthy concepts of digital use and citizenship. Parents play an important role in teaching these skills. Research has shown that face-to-face time with family, friends, and teachers, plays a pivotal and even more important role in promoting children's learning and healthy development. Keep the face-to-face up front, and don't let it get lost behind a stream of media and tech.  Read about it at HealthyChildren.org external link

 

Encouraging your child to be active

Boys on bikesFinding ways to encourage your child to become more physically active can be difficult. The easiest way is to find a physical activity that they are interested in, so that they gravitate towards the physical activities on their own. Just make sure that they don’t push themselves too hard. For more information on ways to encourage your kid to be more physically active, click here! external link

 

Playground Saftey

colors empty equipment 133458Playgrounds are a fun way to get your child outside and exercising. Of course, like anything, there are a few things you should try to watch for. For example, make sure that the slides are not to hot to slide down, material such as metal, rubber, and plastic can become dangerously hot on warm sunny days. Teach kids not to play too close to the swings while they are in use. And of course, an adult should always be supervising. Here are some more good tips from American Academy of Pediatrics about Playground safety. external link

 

 


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