Taking vacations always rhymes with rest, travel, fitness and resuming extracurricular activities. Families always take the time to anticipate their vacation plans. However, the authorities responsible for the school agenda are said to have claimed that two months of vacation is far too long. A statement that has startled many parents because after nine months of mental and physical exertion, it is very wise if children can benefit from this school holiday.
However, ensuring children’s activity during the holidays would allow them to return in better shape and with no negative impact on their academic progress.
Children’s activities in two summer months
Parents often face this big challenge of what activities to choose during the summer holidays. These activities can be fun, educational, or just selfless to make the most of family time. Still, it is important to take care of their physical and mental well-being. The biological clock has to adjust to the new rhythm with roughly the same hours as during the school year. An abrupt new schedule for the children can have significant consequences.
So what kind of activities should one choose to keep some balance?
As mentioned above, it is important to keep more or less the same rhythm to avoid sudden disconnects in children. As a result, the pace of the first two weeks of vacation would be psychologically less inclined to extracurricular activities. And many parents would be logical to prefer activities that are ever closer to school, but in a more playful, relaxed way. In doing so, the children begin to get used to this new, relaxing environment and are much better prepared for a full vacation.
It is also important to highlight the physical activities that allow them to express themselves and develop their skills and talents. On the other hand, the physical exertion of children must be controlled in order not to be exposed to risks.
Here is a list of activities that can be offered to children during the holidays:
Going to the park Making fruit skewers by the pool Having an outdoor picnic Going to the carousel Giving plants a drink Playing hide and seek Playing ball
The list is far from exhaustive and gives us an idea of some activities that children practice during the holidays. However, other activities are more sedentary, passive, and more likely to promote childhood obesity.
How can two months lead to childhood obesity?
Childhood obesity is mainly triggered during this holiday season. Between cartoon nights, late sleepers, snacks on hand all day, eating in front of the TV, hamburger nights, the menu is very rich for quick weight gain. This excess weight is the natural cause of obesity. And if the imaginary intake is much larger than the movements or physical activity, this weight gain is quickly visible. Since the child’s body is asked for very little calorie consumption, his health can easily suffer. For this reason, health tips such as cycling, bathing, helping the mother around the house or preparing dinner are often recommended to keep them distracted and occupied.
Obesity in two months vacation, how to fix it?
Taking control of children’s nutrition would be a major imperative for any parent wishing to prevent childhood obesity. This requires a thorough inspection of his plate as well as daily physical activity. Pay more attention to the observance of the opening hours of groceries and their hygiene in general. However, it is important to know the child’s nutritional needs in order to adjust and balance portions and meals. For this, a medical professional will be of great use. It is entirely possible to limit your consumption of unhealthy snacks and drinks with added sugar.
* Presse Santé strives to convey health knowledge in a language accessible to all. In NO CASE can the information given replace the advice of a doctor.
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