Health and wellness in the 21st century have some significant problems. We’re told we have an obesity epidemic, especially among children but it is not an obesity problem. It is a health problem. The kids and health challenge can be solved.
Let us look at the big picture. Two variables pop up, both of which need to be addressed, if we are to resolve the health problem with kids and adults. We need to make a commitment and take action along these two fronts. When we talk about the health of our children, we want to prepare them for healthy adulthood. We want them to live long lives without the debilitating diseases that adults currently face.
We must take action in these two areas:
For kids to be healthy, they need to learn to eat healthy food. We must minimize, if not entirely eliminate, processed foods, foods grown on nutrient depleted soils and foods that have to travel around the world before they find their way to our tables.
We need to go local, go organic and shop at farmers markets in order to keep our children from becoming junk food junkies.
If you think organic is too expensive, you can buy wholesale from nearby organic farms by forming co-ops with you friends and neighbors. It will pay dividends in your kids and health. Nutrition, at one time, came only from food, but now we turn also to multivitamins that can helps us where food falls short.
Kids nutrition should be looked at from the time they are newborns to the times they stop growing and become adults. Those needs are different, so we need to speak to those differences. Kids are growing. We want to make sure that they have the kind of nutrition to make strong healthy bones, healthy hearts and good immune systems. Infants for example, have weak immune systems which is why mothers milk helps them get started until they develop their own immune systems
We can get multi-vitamin & multi-mineral powder for infants, a chewable multivitamin for growing kids and teens love meal shakes, fast food with no guilt. But nutrition isn’t a panacea for kids and health if you don’t take the environment into consideration. Just look under your sink, bathroom and kitchen, how many toxic products are there.
How does that affect your kids and health?
What about your water? Check your local water? How pure is it? Kids water needs to be pure. It affects your kids and health. A water purifier is an excellent investment for your kids health.
What about cleaning products, laundry detergent? Dishwashing soap, both hand and dishwasher?
What are the ingredients and how will they affect your children’s health?
Think green. Think what will not harm your kids and their health. You can begin to make all those changes right away. Every step you take will keep your kids and health safe, you are saving their adult lives dave from debilitating diseases, osteoporosis, heart disease, high blood pressure and diabetes to name just a few.
- Don’t let your kids become junk food junkies.
- Improve their immune systems.
- Help them build healthy bones.
- Teaching them to eat healthy food.
These are the ways we can solve the challenges of health and wellness in the 21st century.