Did you know that by implementing positive lifestyle changes at home, you can help to contribute towards a prosperous education for your child? Studies have shown that healthy children are better leaners and poor nutrition and an unhealthy lifestyle can negatively impact a child’s academic achievement.
Here are three great tips from Bassett House School on how to add some positive lifestyle changes into your family routine and enhance your child’s education…
Be sure to make breakfast part of your family’s routine. It is very easy to skip breakfast when you are rushing to get ready in the morning, however skipping breakfast may affect your child’s concentration an energy levels at school. By starting the day with a healthy breakfast your child will feel the benefits, both mentally and physically. Try to choose foods that are rich in fibre, protein and B vitamins to help the body and the brain function at their best throughout the day.
Be a good role model for your child and demonstrate a healthy lifestyle of your own. Make healthy choices including a healthy diet and regular exercise. Walk to school instead of driving and introduce regular exercise into your child’s weekly routine, such as swimming or cycling.
Regular exercise will not only help them to maintain a healthy weight and fight off diseases, but research suggests that children who are physically fit perform better in school.
Water is essential to your child’s wellbeing, as well as their learning abilities. Even the mildest form of dehydration can affect your child’s mood and cognitive performance. Encourage your child to stay hydrated both at home and at school using a refillable water bottle. If they dislike water, try adding some sliced fruit to give it a natural flavour.
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