It can be difficult to explain the difference between physical activity and exercise with children. The definitions are much easier to describe with teens and adults.
For teens and adults exercise is movement you do for physical improvement.
It’s amazing how fast the Summer weeks fly by, so it’s important to make the most of the fun and revitalizing options there are to recharge. Here are a handful healthy choices to fill these hot sunny days (and the rainy ones too).
It’s summer and the kids are out enjoying their vacation time. And for older kids, it may mean they’re enjoying a little more freedom riding bikes to get between friends’ houses or other places around the neighborhood. While you can trust them to get to the places they need to go, do they know what they need to do if an accident happens along the way?
Even from a relatively young age, kids should know when and how to call 9-1-1 in an emergency (check out this fact sheet for kids on how to use 9-1-1). And, it’s important to stay calm whether it’s a small scrape or a bad spill on a bike.
Imagine a time you may have eaten while doing something else: running an errand, playing on your phone, or being entertained by a favorite movie. Can you picture it? Now, think about where your attention was in that moment. Was it on your task, errand, or movie? Or, was it on what your belly was telling you?
We have all experienced mindless eating – the autopilot, unconscious eating that happens without attention to signals of hunger or satiety (a.k.a. being satisfied). This habit can challenge our ability to know when we are full and may lead to overeating. We know obesity is a serious public health problem for both children and adults. Many health experts believe mindless and hurried, overeating is one part of this problem.
Traveling with children means planning ahead. It can feel a little more complicated when your child has type 1 diabetes. Families managing diabetes have more to prepare for than the average family.
Kids with type 1 diabetes can do anything other kids can – sleepovers, road trips, or travel abroad. You just need to be ready with a game plan for the what ifs.