Inner welfare helps children learn more easily
A healthy lifestyle is significant for a child’s well being because reduces the risk of becoming overweight, with cardiovascular problems or mental illness. It brings with it a well-being and above all emotional. It teaches us to take care of our own body, ourselves and later of others.
Paul Ekman, a noted American psychologist, a former professor at the University of California San Francisco, renowned for his work on facial expressions, defines happiness as the state in which man feels good and generates positive emotions and feelings. It attracts the notion of inner well-being.
For example, children learn a lot easier things if they find (or are presented) in a fun, exciting way. The positive emotions they live in, from gratitude, joy, optimism, love, self-confidence, curiosity, inspiration, hope, amusement to inner peace, play an important role in all their welfare, contributing, among other things, the way they think, the ability to concentrate, the physical and intellectual condition.
Well being exercises for the good mood of the child are at everyone’s fingertips. Through simple yoga techniques, breathing, dance moves or outdoor walks, the child’s brain secretes serotonin and endorphins, also known as hormones of happiness and relaxation, that fight stress and give a good mood!
There are plenty of yoga techniques that help your child relax and have fun at the same time. There is no need to enroll it in special classes of yoga (although if you have the possibility, it is indicated). You can imitate movements and exercises together in your own style so that you get in touch with the chi energies that relax the body and remove anxiety.
Stress is the number one enemy of child well being and it is known that children can be as emotionally tense as adults, even though the reasons that lead to anxiety appear to differ.
Breathing exercises are great for relieving stress in the body and rendering good mood. So, teach your child to turn to the simplest techniques such as deep breaths, slow breathing on the nose and mouth, repeated at least 10 times in a session.
The free dancing movements, the child’s favorite music, is the easiest exercise to make the little human happy. They are simple, unplanned and effective exercises. The child just needs to let go of his own, energetic dance movements, which instantly restore his smile to his lips and keep him in shape.
Among the benefits that team sports, such as football, handball, basketball, etc., have for child health, including fighting anxiety or depression.
Following a recent study by Australian researchers at the University of Wollongong, it has been found that young people who engage in team sports before the age of eight and practice them for at least two years are healthier and happier.
Team integration and sports competitions help improve the child’s self-esteem and self-confidence and prevent depression, helping children to be always cheerful and well behaved.
Specialists say that in order to function and produce results in the state of mind and health, sport must be fun or entertaining for child well being. The same is true at younger ages when you need to constantly discover those physical activities that make the child smile and be eager to repeat them all the time. Often cycling and roller bikes have this effect, being among the favorite “sports” of the little ones.
Let’s not forget: the child will borrow from our custom!
The power of the example is greater and it works in everything we do. It is wrong to tell the child: “Only Mommy and Dad are allowed.” It is best for the whole family to eat the same food and avoid doing so. So if you are the one who is eating unbalanced, chaotic and unhealthy, it is time to make a vital change in your diet, because that is the only way you can help others.
How do you explain to the child that it is not healthy to eat fast food, even if his colleagues do it?
If you do not want your kid to taste anything that means unhealthy food, start from very early stages. Add healthy food to his diet from the first stages of his life and explain to him why it’s not OK to eat junk food.
Do not keep unhealthy food in the house!
It is not enough just to tell the child that certain foods are not healthy. You have to explain to him why it’s not healthy. Help him understand what food is made of, and especially what nutrients it contains, what helps develop a good body and how much damage it can do. If he sees you eating unhealthy food, he will certainly want you too.
The child will learn to search for them and eat them stealthily or “begging” them and when he is at school and will have money on his hand, the first thing he will do is go to buy a hamburger with his colleagues.
Teach him to read the food labels because it is very important!
A healthy diet should provide the baby with the vitamins and minerals needed for growth.
The pleasure of discovering is the learning engine. Encourage the child to ask, question, explore as many fields as possible. Show him the interesting part of each thing and ask him questions that make him think creatively.