November 14th is on the way and every year we celebrate it as "Children's Day" to increase awareness about the rights, care, and education of children. Health and Nutrition are also important aspects of a child's overall mental and physical development. Healthy kids, without a doubt, will create Healthy India. However, this is our plight today that most youngsters and parents are least informed about Nutrition, Exercise, and Ayurveda. Fizzy Drinks, Fried Foods, and Refined-Sugary Sweets are taking their toll on children’s health, thus making them obese, weak, lazy, and in some cases, DIABETIC.
So today, we have decided to share some healthy Ayurvedic tips for children and young teenagers. Read and note them carefully if you're a parent wanting your child to have a fit and chirpy childhood, and not the lethargic one.
- THE CHILD SHOULD HAVE A BALANCED ROUTINE
For the healthy development of the child, a fixed and balanced routine is super important than anything else. A life without proper rhythm will only lead to stress, restlessness, hyperactivity, and anxiety. According to Ayurveda, the kids should sleep before 10 pm. Every child at least requires 8 hours of sleep for the proper functioning of mind and body.
In absolute Ayurvedic terms, an unbalanced life generates too much Vatta which may lead to other health problems.
- WATER SHOULD BE CONSUMED FIRST IN THE MORNING
The advantages of drinking warm water in the mornings on empty stomach are immense and can do wonders for your child's health. It helps in cleansing the body internally, charges-up metabolism and stimulates healthy bowel movements. For toddlers and young children, water is the ideal thirst quencher rather than packaged fruit juices and carbonated drinks.
- OPTIMIZE THE CHILD’S MEALS TO BE BOTH TASTY AND HEALTHY
Why children prefer to eat Junk food more? One Word Answer: TASTE. It’s not a rule of thumb that home-cooked food has to be bland and unvarying. There are some healthy and tasty breakfast options like ‘Poha’, ‘Besan Kaa Chilla’ etc. that are loved by youngsters. You can make sweet lassi at home that can be a nice replacement to packaged beverages. Your child’s meals should be optimized to be tasty, wholesome and healthy.
- ACTIVE PARTICIPATION IN OUTDOOR GAMES
Don't let your child become the slave of smartphone games and social media at such a tender age. By involving in physical activity and outdoor games, children remain active and healthy with a lower risk of obesity and other chronic diseases. Outdoor games naturally curb study stress by releasing Dopamine in the body.
- KNOW GARBH-SANSKAAR
If you're a mother to be, practice Garbh Sanskaar for the delivery of a healthy baby. Remember how Abhimanyu learned to penetrate Chakravyuhs in the womb? According to Ayurveda, a child's senses become active as soon as he/she is conceived. You can shape your baby's first mental and physical impressions by listening to good music, massaging and meditating. Garbh Sanskaar can be traced back to our ancient Ayurvedic scriptures and texts.
After post-delivery to the next six months, make a habit of massaging your new-born with hot sesame oil for approximately 10-15 minutes. This practice is known as Abhyanga in Ayurveda.
You can also attend AyurvedGuru’s Garbh Sanskaar classes for the delivery of a mentally and physically healthy baby.
These were our simple but profound tips for maintaining kids’ health. We have carefully enumerated habits that are easy and should be incorporated into the daily lives of children. It’s time to recoup our good-old-natural health remedies. If your child is facing physical and mental developmental delays, try AyurvedGuru’s Delayed Milestone Package. The supplements will help your child to grow healthy and disease-free.
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