Hudson Valley Parent

October 2013

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"The trick is to create variety, because kids tend to grow tired of the same things quickly." 2. Get plenty of exercise Frequent, moderate exercise is important for good health and strong immunity. On a daily basis, encourage kids to play sports, run, bike ride or dance, all to keep their bodies fit, hearts pumping strong and minds happy. Better yet, join in on the fun yourself! 3. Get a good night's sleep Sleep is crucial to good health, both mentally and physically. A recent study showed that when you get less than seven hours sleep at night, you're three times more likely to come down with a cold or flu. 4. Take supplements Government recommendations call for five to eight servings of fruits and vegetables a day. But how many of us really get them? To help fill the gaps, look for nutritional supplements supported by published clinical research, like those containing EpiCor, an immune-strengthening ingredient found in many dietary supplement brands sold in stores and online. Rampone, who has battled Lyme disease, which wreaks havoc on the immune system, has been using such supplements for herself and her entire family.  5. Don't forget about you As a parent, your first priority is usually the kids. But you need to make sure that you also take care of yourself, too, especially during the chaotic school and work week. Make sure that you drink enough water and get a few minutes each day to relax and recharge your immune battery.  While you can't avoid germs altogether, you can take steps to strengthen your family's immunity and overall health. Article provided by Resilience Foster As a KidsPeace foster parent, you can make all the difference in the life of a child. Elmsford: 5 West Main St. Suite 104 Elmsford, NY 10523 845-331-1815 Kingston: 200 Aaron Court Kingston, NY 12401 We respect our clients' privacy. The models represented in this publication are for illustrative purposes only and in no way represent or endorse KidsPeace. © 2013 KidsPeace. Hudson Valley Parent 23 n hurds family farm corn mazes pumpkin picking apple picking farm animals birthday parties mad mike and friends karaoke disc jockey dj

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