Our children seem to spent the entire Winter fighting off viruses, bugs and germs. At this time of year, they spend a lot of time indoors and can become prone to illness. So, how can we boost their immune system to help keep them healthy?
It is important for children to get a good night’s sleep. They need both enough sleep for their age, and good quality sleep. It is important to switch off electronic devices to prevent over-stimulation when they are trying to sleep. The blue light from these devices can convince the body that it’s daytime, making it harder to drift off. Sleep deprivation can lower our immune system, making us more susceptible to viruses and illnesses. Not only can it make us children more vulnerable to illnesses, it will reduce their concentration in the classroom. While toddlers need on average 12 – 14 hours’ sleep a night, most primary school age children need at least 10 hours.
Ensuring your child is getting enough fruits and vegetables in their diet will give them a natural immune boost. Immunity boosting phytonutrients such as vitamin C help the body to fight infections and ward off germs. A diet rich in phytonutrients will also build up the immune system and protect them against more serious illnesses in adulthood. Hydration is also important, preferably by drinking water. Staying hydrated helps bodily systems to function properly, supporting the immune system and fighting germs.
Fresh air and exercise
Getting out in the fresh air raises your spirit, well-being and immune system. Playing indoors including computer games is fine in moderation, but it should be offset with plenty of time outdoors. Ways to encourage your child to exercise include walking, swimming and cycling together as a family. Any exercise that increases the heart rate and releases endorphins will have a positive impact. Endorphins are chemicals that interact with receptors in the brain to trigger a happy, positive feeling. Exercise is also a major weapon in the fight against childhood obesity, which could result in long-term health issues during adulthood.
Supporting the immune system
Sadly, we are unlikely to get enough nutrition through our diet alone. These days, soil is up to 85% less nutrient dense than it was 60 years ago. Therefore, it is important for children to take a high-quality multivitamin to ensure they are getting enough vitamins and minerals to support their immune system and health. Wise Owl have formulated a Food State multivitamin for children aged 4 and over. This is high in antioxidant minerals, B-complex vitamins, vitamin E and vitamin C. The tablet is small, making it easy to take and is suitable for children into their teenage years. Discover Wise Owl’s Children’s Multivitamins and Minerals tablets to support your child’s health.
Wise Owl Children’s Multivitamin and Mineral supplement
- Our children’s multivitamin uses vitamins and minerals combined in a base of ‘lactobacillus bulgaricus’ – a native and friendly bacterial inhabitant of the human GI tract to help give superior absorption.
- The vitamins and minerals are in a Food State and hence are gentle and highly bioavailable.
- Our small tablets are easy to take and can also be crushed into food.
- This supplement is high in antioxidants.
- Rich in vitamins and minerals, Wise Owl’s children’s multivitamin comes with extra Vitamin C.
- Good levels of B vitamins and added Vitamin E.
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