Keeping your family healthy is an all-year-round task, but after the winter and all of the bugs that seem to cling to children for dear life, it can feel like it is a never ended mission. Even once you are out of the winter woods, the health issues do not just stop there.
That being said, spring does make it just a little easier to start implementing healthy habits into your lives over winter. The sun is starting to rise a little earlier and set a little later, the weather is (sort of) warming up, and there is also the joy of seeing all of the flowers start to spring up.
So, with that in mind, this piece will look at how you can help get your family healthy this spring.
Get Them Out and About
While dodging the April showers, going out for more family walks can feel a little more feasible than when it is freezing. You will still probably need to wrap up a little warmer than you would like, but all in all, the fresh air will do everyone good, along with getting some exercise.
Family walks can be a great way to keep children healthy, and if you can take them to play areas, it might not feel like that much effort to them at all! You will find they use a lot of energy which could give you a few peaceful hours.
Keep Up with Vitamins
It is extremely common for someone to be deficient in vitamin D over winter, and this doesn’t automatically change because the sun is giving us an extra hour of daylight than it was a couple of weeks ago. Make sure to keep up with the vitamins you and your family need to stay healthy while you transition into summer.
If you are not sure what you need to be taking, or if you or your family are deficient in anything, then it is worth speaking to a GP, especially if there are signs of fatigue, low mood, or other concerning symptoms. For a hassle-free experience, opt for a GP online booking so you can get the appointments you need as soon as possible.
Incorporate Seasonal Veg into Their Diet
There is a reason that seasonal veg is good for everyone. It provides the nutrition that people need through the different seasons and gives a variety of food to eat throughout the year. Each season is a good time to encourage your children to try something new that they might enjoy. This will support their immune system and help them maintain a healthy diet.
Not to forget that you can get fruit and veg that is in season right on your doorstep, which makes it fresher and cheaper! Fresher food also means a better nutrient profile and helps your children learn that having a healthy lifestyle is the way forward.
These are just a few ways you can get your family healthy this spring! Make sure to check in on your children’s mental health as well as physical to ensure their overall health!