Tips to Keep your Teens Healthy from the Inside Out is written in partnership with Rainbow Light®
For me the fall means I’m trying to juggle what feels like a gazillion things- school forms that seem to come at me from all directions, getting healthy dinners planned, picking up and dropping off kids at all hours of the day and night from various activities and the list goes on.
But if I’ve learned anything doing this parenting gig for the last 17 years it’s that helping my kids maintain their physical and emotional health are at the very the top of my to -do list. I’ve also learned that in my parent juggling act I drop balls all the time and sometimes it helps to jot down Tips to Keep your Teens Healthy from the Inside Out to not only share what I’ve learned in the parenthood trenches- but as a reminder that being vigilant about my teens physical and mental health ( a job that will stay with me even when they are grown adults) is JUST AS CRUCIAL as getting them to their basketball, track, dance and drama practices!
And don’t even get me started on FLU SEASON! No one, including yours truly, wants to see their teens suffer with dreaded coughs, sneezes, aches, and chills! So it’s important to keep them well during cold and flu season. While keeping them physically healthy to keep the flu at bay is an essential part of my Tips to Keep your Teens Healthy from the Inside I also have a few Confidence Boosters that are always good to share with your teens. When it comes to Tips to Keep your Teens Healthy from the Inside Out Mental Health and Physical go hand in hand.
Tips to Keep your Teens Healthy from the Inside Out
#1 A multivitamin needs to be a part of teen’s diet ( and yours too!) Raising teenagers in no easy feat in 2018. With busy schedules, school and work stress, and growing bodies, sometimes my teenagers and I don’t get all the necessary vitamins we need naturally. With the help of Rainbow Light® and their daily vitamins, I know my teens and I will be getting all those nutrients! Not only will we be more energized, but we will be ready to face cough/cold season. Every morning my kids take their Active Health Teen to help boost their immune system this season! Rainbow Light® is perfect for the whole family.
Rainbow Light®. offers organic multivitamins filled with immune-boosting key ingredients to support the entire family during this cold and flu season. Each vitamin and gummy provides nutritional support specifically formulated for you and your growing children. Make sure to add this line of multivitamins to your fall essentials this year. Here are some of Rainbow Light®’s benefits for your teens:
- Gluten-free vitamins and gummies (all)
- Vegetarian vitamin tablets (all)
- Contain vital and immune-boosting nutrients needed by growing pre-teens and teens (Active Health Teen, Vitamin C & D)
- Free of artificial colors, flavors, sweeteners, preservatives (all)
- Vitamins include a blend of fruits, vegetables and probiotics (Women’s One, Men’s One)
- Contain no gluten, eggs, milk, wheat, tree nuts, peanuts, fish, or shellfish (all)
- Non GMO (Women’s One, Men’s One)
- Soy free (Vitamin D)
My son never leaves for school until he has taken his Rainbow Light® Active Health Teen formula!
#2 Diet and exercise play a big role in helping your teens stay healthy as well. Eating whole foods and staying hydrated will help your body fight viruses and keep you healthy. And while it may be tempting to stay bundled up on the couch during the cold winter months, it’s important to keep exercising. Remind your teens that regular exercise keeps their body healthy and allows it to fight off bacteria more easily. Remember, if your child does get sick, give them plenty of time to rest and recover.
#3 Good Personal Hygiene Goes a long way. Unfortunately, because exposure to viruses can happen quickly, the average child will catch between six and 10 colds every year. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) suggests washing your hands for at least 10 to 15 seconds. Since soap and warm water are not always available, arm your teen with an alcohol-based hand sanitizer can be an alternative defense against germs.
Even though you can’t always control the number of germs out in public, you can make efforts to minimize the number of germs in your house. Scrubbing toilets and counter tops may not be your idea of fun, but doing so can significantly decrease your family’s chances of getting sick. And if a family member does fall ill, it’s important to minimize their interaction throughout the house and thoroughly clean any infected areas after they’re no longer contagious.
#4 Keep all their tech out of their bedroom so that they can actually sleep at night ( instead of snap chatting till 3AM!) A tired teen is not only a grumpy teen but is a teen who is more susceptible to catching a cold. Our teen are like toddlers- they want to do things their way- even if it means sabotaging their health by engaging on instagram till all hours of the night and losing much needed sleep. My tip- take all tech out of their bedrooms and keep it in a common area so that their night will be spent sleeping rather than tweeting.
#5 Be Your Teen’s Fiercest Cheerleader and their soft place to fall.
Confidence is an inside job especially when it comes to our teens.
Reinforce what makes your teens unique. During the teen years, your child will start to feel a greater need to belong and conform to be like their friends. While we want our kids to have friends, remind them of their strengths and the things that which make them special.
Be unwavering in your support. When teens are confident of their parents love, admiration and respect, it will be easier for them to develop the solid self-esteem that they need to grow up happy and emotionally healthy.
Be a good role model. Teens learn to have healthy self-esteem by watching adults around them demonstrate healthy self-esteem. Try and avoid negative self-comments and watch the positive impact that it will not only have on you but your child too! Don’t let your own self-esteem issues from the teen years get in the way of helping your kids deal with their separate issues. Easier said than done!
Keep TALKING and knowing when to just LISTEN. Believe me, I get the silent treatment. I get the rolling eyes. I get the door slammed shut. But I still keep asking questions and I remind my daughter that I am here for her.
Do you or your teenagers take multivitamins? Let me know in the comments down below And do you have any tips? Share them with the class!