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Back to School

Getting back into the swing of things can always be an exciting challenge, so here are a few great tips to keep in mind! 


1) Get a Good Night’s Rest

With the hustle and bustle of life it is easy to become lenient and continually push bed times back. Sleep is instrumental to a child’s growth. With the excitement and stress of school, getting kids to bed at the same time every night helps keep their body in a rhythm, allowing the body to rest and reboot for the next day.


2) Limit Screen Time

So much of our everyday lives revolve around a television, computer, cell phone or some other gadget. Allowing your children a specific amount of screen time each day leaves room for other important things such as homework, playing outside, or any other activity they may be involved in.


3) A Healthy Diet

Eating a well-balanced meal with fruits and vegetables is essential for proper nutrition and development. One easy way to make cooking fun with the family is to pick meals that are age appropriate for them to help with. This is an excellent opportunity to teach them about nutrition and cooking. Drinking plenty of water throughout the day and limiting juices high in sugar content is also important.


4) Physical Activity

Kids need to be active, as well as, the entire family. It can be as simple as going for a walk around the block after dinner, enjoying a local park or playing catch. Get the family up and moving for at least 30 minutes a day.

Keeping children in a routine during the week can be a major key to overall health.

Dr. Stephanie Coleman, DC
 Helping the greater Seattle area achieve optimal health, happiness and wellness.