Incorporating healthy habits into your child’s daily routine will build up a real familiarity with these beneficial activities, ensuring a long-term commitment to healthy lifestyle practices and hobbies. The advantages of healthy eating and leading an active lifestyle are plentiful, though encouraging your little one to embrace these tricky tasks and new nutritious foods can be far from easy. Let Sportsmark guide you through the ways in which you can tempt your youngsters and toddlers into fruits, vegetables and fitness entering 2023.
A balanced diet won’t simply involve hoarding fruit and veg for each meal – it requires the careful planning of different food groups and ingredients. Portion sizes should be considered as well, with recommended serving sizes included within many recipes. A balanced diet will generally feature varied food groups including fruit and veg, starchy carbohydrates, fish, eggs, meat and other proteins, alongside dairy and oils. Neglecting the various food groups could lead to deficiencies in certain areas, so ensure lunch boxes and prepared meals are varied.
Regular exercise can be performed almost anywhere, from the comfort of your own home and garden, to fields, prepared game areas and more. The social side of taking up a sport is just as desirable, and can see your child make friends outside of their formal school setting. Invest in equipment from Sportsmark and provide your little ones with everything they need – while gamifying exercise can also act as encouragement. Healthy habits can be retained by practising regularly, so why not browse our online catalogue and pick up some gear? From beach volleyball nets and tennis court supplies, we deliver to your door.
Mental wellbeing is thankfully being considered more seriously in the 21st Century, and practising mindfulness is just one way to encourage healthy thinking patterns from a young age. A clear head encourages self-confidence, and keeping fit releases endorphins – bringing a new meaning to the phrase ‘healthy body, healthy mind’. Meditation is increasingly common in schools too, with periods of reflection acting as a prompt to reset mentally.
With all of this being said, there are plenty of factors to consider when introducing healthy activities into the routine of your child. Age, maturity and interests are worth reviewing, and of course, any activities which your child enjoys are likely to go the distance and become a habit. Make healthy eating extra-fun by cooking up unique recipes, put together your own events with track and field equipment, and make mindfulness a family routine when possible. Sportsmark was originally founded in 1959, and has specialised in the supply of sports equipment ever since. What’s more, our offering has expanded to include line marking and comprehensive presentation services for clients nationwide, ideal for schools, colleges and more. Contact us today for advice on age-appropriate sports equipment or to enquire further