I might still be a kid, but I don’t want to wait until I’m a grown up to start taking care of my body. But when someone says ‘fitness’ I know what comes to most of our minds…” that it’s a drag”. But it doesn’t have to be! I like to mix it up with fun activities, cool workout clothes, and vitamins that are so good, they taste like candy! Though there are some steps that my parents have to help me with when it comes to my health, I’m in charge, and I love feeling like I’m doing my very best to stay a happy healthy kid. So here are 4 things that you should totally do if you want to be healthy, happy and beautiful from within. Raising Healthy Kids
Raising Healthy Kids: Food
There’s a company called Momables that have these meal plans that are perfect for any kid’s lunch and dinner menu. Your parents can choose from classic to vegetarian, gluten-free, grain-free, and dairy-free plans. The site also has meal ideas and kid-friendly menus that encourage us kiddies to try something new and delicious. Being a baker myself, flavor is veeeery important to me, so I love the fact that their kid-friendly menus actually taste great. It also comes with meal recipe cards so we can help our parents cook healthy meals for us too. Eating healthy starts at home, and you need good food to have lots of energy to run around, go to slumber parties, and Netflix and chill at home.
Raising Healthy Kids: Activities
Being active is my favorite thing, as you get to play around and practice your favorite sport or activity! While you can play baseball or football, you can try other things too, like karate. But if sports aren’t your thing, you can grab your bike and ride it to the park and have an adventure, or you can do some running around the block, dance at home to Zumba for kids videos, or go to a ballet class.
My mom started doing yoga a few months ago and I joined in too. Her videos were a little hard for me but she looked on YouTube and found some fun ones made just for kids. Now on the weekend we go to the park with our iPads and each do our own yoga workout. How cool is that! Just remember to bring some water with you.
What about video games? Well, instead of sitting there with a controller in your hand, you can try a video game that lets you get your dancing on like Dance Revolutions. It’s fun because you’re technically playing a game, but you’re also moving around like cray cray. They have all kids of video games that get you moving. They even have a hula hoop game and yoga! Just make sure you wear clothes that are comfortable.
Raising Healthy Kids: Clothing
And speaking of yoga and comfortable clothing, one thing that can really encourage you to get active is to wear workout gear and clothes just like mom and dad do when they exercise. It makes you feel more like a grown up too. That’s exactly why Jill Yoga has designed some of the coolest workout clothes ever. I’m talking about the cutest yoga jackets ever, seamless warm up Ts, girl hooded jackets, and so much more.
Take the girl’s stretch cotton joggers for example. Tell me you wouldn’t want a pair of jogging pants that won’t feel like sandpaper on your knees? The colors are also pretty cool because they come in Northern Lights or Blue Galaxy prints, which is great, because no one said you had to sacrifice looking stylish while playing around or playing sports, am I right? And the other cool thing, you and mom can be twins since Jill Yoga masks awesome yoga clothes in Kids and adult sizes. Can you say #twinning
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Raising Healthy Kids: Shoes
Another thing you have to consider when being active is the footwear. Unless you’re doing yoga all the time, you’re going to need shoes that are comfy and protect your feet, which is why I’m so glad that Super Heroic has come up with shoes that are made 100% with kids and playing in mind, and they are comfy all at the same time.
These sneakers are slick and come with super cool yellow straps to keep your shoes from falling out, which means you don’t have to worry about your shoes being untied. Plus, you’ll feel like a superhero as you jump, run, and play around for hours. You can also channel your inner superhero with the really cool cape that’s included. Now that’s “Super Heroic”!
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Raising Healthy Kids: Fitness Tracker
As kids, we can’t keep track of our steps all the time, which is why it’s a good thing that there’s the Garmin Fitness tracker called Vivo Fit Jr. It’s a great way to encourage kids to track their steps. But if you don’t feel like doing it, that’s okay because it comes with an app that parents can look at to see how we’re managing our activities during the day. It’s also awesome in the summer time when you jump in the pool or go to the beach because the tracker is swim friendly. You can also earn virtual coins the more active you are that you can redeem with your parents when you complete an activity, or a chore and the style is sweet too.
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Raising Healthy Kids: Vitamins
Food, sleep, and exercise are important to our health, but vitamins are like the cherry on top… that is, if you have the guts to swallow them. Fortunately, Nature Made Kids First Vitamin C – 110 Count contain soft, and tasty gummies that are soft and tasty, and our parents don’t have to worry about spending too much on them. Plus, they don’t have any of those things we’re always told to avoid in our diets like gluten and preservatives so we can have a good healthy life that will only get better as we grow older.
Allison @neversaydiebeauty saysNovember 17, 2017 at 1:47 pm
What fun, colorful and healthy tips for parents! I wish this kind of thinking had been around when I was a kid. (I love that lunchbox set. What a great idea!)
Melanie saysNovember 17, 2017 at 1:55 pm
I love your pictures you both look so cool. Also the training equipment looks lovely vibrant and colourful and lots of useful things like the mat and the trainers x
maria saysNovember 18, 2017 at 1:40 am
Seeing parents that raise and support you in such a healthy and dedicated way is so incredibly inspiring! It’s so important to teach your kids about nutrition and health, not only that but to establish healthy eating patterns and routines. You are a very lucky and talented and blessed girl Reese! Keep making your parents proud 🙂
Flora_the_Sweaterist saysNovember 18, 2017 at 1:45 am
I find it really important that the people who start a family make the effort to raise their children to be healthy. This is a great post on the subject, I hope it reaches many readers!
Indu saysNovember 18, 2017 at 5:16 am
Though I do not have kids but I enjoyed your write up greatly. Loved adorable pics.
Shubhada Bhide saysNovember 18, 2017 at 9:12 am
These are really helpful tips on raising healthy kids. I love these tips really effective way for kids to be healthy. I always preparing nutritious foods for my kids and give them vitamins every day.
corinne & kirsty saysNovember 18, 2017 at 10:24 am
When I grew up, my parents really focused on healthy food and exercising and my brothers and I are all really healthy. I guess good equipment can also help!
Sue Tanya McHorgh saysNovember 18, 2017 at 12:54 pm
I agree with you. These are so very good tips for raising healthy kids. I love those joggers. You both rocked them well.
Paige Flamm saysNovember 18, 2017 at 1:56 pm
These are all awesome tips. My kids are still a little too young for some of these, but things I’m definitely going to remember for the future.
Agnes saysNovember 18, 2017 at 9:13 pm
Love the colorful photography and the joggers are absolutely fab! Totally agree that Vitamins are the cherry on top and are vital for healthy bodies.
Taslyn saysNovember 19, 2017 at 9:08 am
This made me think a lot about the stuff I make my kids eat and just to encourage more exercise.
Preet saysNovember 19, 2017 at 12:22 pm
What a beautiful post, you both look so pretty and adorable. I am trying to get more involved in everything my kids do and eat, so trying to set a routine, this post is really helpful.
Ellie Plummer saysNovember 19, 2017 at 12:40 pm
I don’t have children so this is all new to me. I loved the photos as they are so vibrant and colourful.
Cindy saysNovember 19, 2017 at 5:20 pm
It’s so important to pass along healthy values and keep it fun. I love the ideas you had and the outfits look great, too!
Heather ♥ thedomesticdiva.org saysNovember 19, 2017 at 8:11 pm
My boys and I do yoga together as a part of our homeschool routine. I would encourage all parents to exercise with their children as it teaches them the importance of taking care of their bodies. The
Marie saysNovember 20, 2017 at 8:20 am
It’s nice to know that you are taking good care of your body, reese! And your fitness tracker looks lovely!
Amy Dong saysNovember 20, 2017 at 8:49 pm
Haha, my kiddos have bugged me for a Fitbit 🙂 We do keep them pretty intensely active with competitive sports and scouts…mostly to keep ourselves a little sane 😉
Tiffany Yong saysNovember 21, 2017 at 8:50 am
The advice you gave are suitable for both kids and adults! Everyone will need to have good food, sleep and exercise! Love the colours of the apparels! Look great~
Sydney saysNovember 21, 2017 at 11:33 am
This is such a great post. I wish my mom had had this lol
Paola saysNovember 21, 2017 at 11:54 am
It is great to see kids your age so conscious about their health, eating the right food and outdoor activities are keys for our body balance and life attitude. Well done to you and keep up the good work!
Cia Black saysNovember 21, 2017 at 4:01 pm
THis is inspiring to see someone as young as you making such an impact and encouraging other young children to be aware oftheir bodies and maintaining them.LOved the color combos.
Emily Terrell saysNovember 22, 2017 at 9:39 am
You are doing an amazing job in staying healthy! And kudos to your Mom for raising you right in that direction! Keep up the good work!
Helene saysNovember 22, 2017 at 10:32 pm
Wow I agree to you totally … growing healthy kids thus require physical fitness and all other body essentials and vitamins …. I also likes the picture the photography is just perfect !
Nice article very informative😊
Edith saysNovember 23, 2017 at 12:34 am
So many good tips! I hope to implement them when I’m a parent. So important to teach them all this at a young age. As a teacher, I try to use some in class.
Mily Jain saysNovember 23, 2017 at 12:52 am
Healthy lunches are a must for growing kids.. vitamins also play a major role in the growth
Elizabeth O saysNovember 26, 2017 at 2:34 am
This is such a great idea. Raising our kids to be healthy is so important. Healthy lunches, doing activities together and taking vitamin C is an awesome way to have a healthy and well fit kids.
Carly saysNovember 27, 2017 at 9:19 pm
How cute! I wish I would’ve started eating healthier soon.
Taylor Smart saysNovember 28, 2017 at 2:36 am
yes! teaching yoga at a young age is so good for you! she will thank you when she is older!