In this post, we will talk about Tips to keep your kids healthy this Spring. We all know that when Spring is here, the allergies start acting up, big time! Around here, my daughter gets itchy dry skin, my son gets bloody noses and itchy eyes and I get a horrible itchy nose and throat! Ahh, allergy season!!! UGH!
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Tips to keep your kids healthy this Spring
Health and Wellness Expert, Ashok Wahi, a renowned author and prominent inventor, has compiled five tips that will give parents peace of mind while allowing their kids to get outside and enjoy the season! Heck, I can use all the tips I can get right about now!
Tips to keep your kids healthy this Spring:
1. Protect kids from spring allergies. Springtime activities may increase a child’s exposure to allergens which can spark symptoms such as sneezing or itchy, watery eyes. Wahi suggests trying a drug-free alternative that won’t make your child drowsy like other over-the-counter products.
Wahi invented the NasalGuard® technology, which is currently being marketed in the U.S. and Canada as Chloraseptic® AllergenBlock®. Nasalguard is a clear odorless gel that is applied to the outer nose and upper lip and it blocks airborne allergens from entering the nasal passages and stops allergies before they start. He was motivated to develop Nasalguard years ago by a desire to help his own daughter who suffers from cat allergies.
2. Keep kids focused on school until summer vacation through yoga. As the sun is shining and birds are chirping children may become more interested in what is going on outside the classroom windows compared to what is on the blackboard.
Wahi, the author of 14 different yoga books including Yoga for Kids, suggests that parents should consider the positive impact that yoga can have on keeping children focused both in school and after.
3. Prevent insect bites. Avoid having your child suffer from itchy, painful bug bites by using the appropriate insect repellent.
Parents should only use products that are approved for children and should follow the manufacturer’s instructions for removing the repellent when they return indoors.
4. Ensure safe sun exposure. The warm weather will inevitably result in increased sun exposure for children. To ensure safe sun exposure for their kids, consider protective clothing, applying sunscreens with UVA and UVB protection, and having kids wear sunglasses. Even when it’s cloudy a child can be sunburned and certain insect repellents can lower the effectiveness of suntan lotion.
5. Practice water safety with children. Beyond never leaving children unsupervised around water, parents should also take some additional precautions to ensure safety around water.
Wahi suggests talking to children about the dangers of playing in canals and rivers and teaching them the importance of wearing approved safety devices while boating or tubing.