From getting your children on a better sleep schedule to ensuring they get enough exercise, here are a few tips for transitioning to a healthy school year.
Adjust sleep schedules
While your children may love to stay up late and sleep in during the summer, this schedule doesn’t bode well for the school year. To make sure your children are getting enough sleep:
Consider backpack safety
Straining a back muscle is a risk with the number of books or other supplies children may need to carry in their backpacks. To help avoid injury:
Keep germs at bay
To help avoid cold and flu viruses from keeping your children home from school, remember to:
Encourage physical activity
Not all children get enough exercise at school. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), children need at least one hour of physical activity each day, consisting of the following:
If you have questions about your child’s back-to-school health, contact our Division of General Pediatrics or call 310-825-0867 to make an appointment with a pediatrician.
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