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4 Tips for a Happy & Healthy Child

Move, eat, think and function well are the 4 key factors to raising a healthy child.

1. Move Well

Life is predicated on movement. We are meant to move! It is pivotal for our survival that we do move. From a young age our development is based on our actions such as rolling over, crawling and walking. If these movements are not done, or done incorrectly, they will affect the neurological growth and development of the child. It is important for children to play outside, run and be active. These movements foster imagination, creativity, learning and physical strength.  Our Advice: Play with your children and show them that movement is a part of daily life. This will make family vacations and daily life more enjoyable, fostering healthy behaviors that will last a lifetime.

2. Eat Well

The saying goes, "you are what you eat!” and it is true. Your body breaks down the food you eat to create fuel to create every cell, tissue and organ of your body. Your body is constantly replenishing the cells that make up the different parts of your body. Your skin is completely turned over every 2-3 weeks. Even the cells of your heart and your skeleton are replenished and turned over. This is why it is so important to put good fuel into your body.  Eat foods that make you feel good and are energizing. Our advice: eat organic non-GMO fruits and vegetables, eat seasonal foods, eat foods with one ingredient and avoid processed foods.

3.Think Well

Thinking well can come in many forms but the most important is gratitude. It is important to be thankful for what we have and give thanks for life experiences. This sets the child up for an abundance mindset. Remaining positive in the house and around children is also very important. They are like sponges, they mimic your behavior and begin to emulate it. This creates patterning that they will continue to have forever. This will encourage learning, development and future success in all areas of life.  Our thoughts also have an extreme affect on our physical and mental well-being. Creating positive patterning and self talk will increase the health and confidence of the child. Our Advice: to meditate, pray and speak positively with your child.

4.Function Well

A pediatric chiropractor that can help your child overcome environmental stresses. Children today are exposed to more chemical, emotional and physical stress at the age of 5 than our grandparents experienced in a lifetime! 80% of a child’s brain is developed by the time they are 3, so important to have their nervous system checked to make sure it is fully connected, allowing them to grow and overcome environmental stressors. It is critical that in the early stages of neurosensory development that all children perceive the world clear of interference, laying a strong foundation for the developing nervous system. A child’s body is rapidly growing and learning from the continuous stimuli that surround them. It is imperative to their development that their body is communicating properly.

Chiropractic care will allow your child to respond more effectively to internal and external environmental stresses such as germs, toxins, pollen and all the other stresses he/she comes in contact with (physical, mental and emotional). Today we find more parents bringing their children to chiropractors for day-to-day health concerns or secondary conditions: colds, sore throats, ear infections, fevers, colic, asthma, tonsillitis, allergies, bed-wetting, infections, pains, falls and stomach-aches.  The chiropractor is not treating their diseases but is instead reducing nerve system stress, thus permitting their body's natural healing potential to function at its best.

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