Energising Kids: Five Tips to Boost Energy and Mood!

Posted by Riannon Page on

As parents, ensuring our children have the energy and vitality they need to thrive is a top priority.

From schoolwork to extracurricular activities, kids lead busy lives, and maintaining their energy levels is essential for their overall well-being.

In this guide, we'll explore five practical tips to help boost your kids' energy and mood naturally.

1. Prioritise Sleep: 

Adequate sleep is fundamental to a child's energy levels and overall health. Ensure your child gets the recommended amount of sleep for their age group, which typically ranges from 9 to 13 hours per night for school-aged children. Establish a consistent bedtime routine, limit screen time before bed, any night lights should be gentle red-yellow hues, and create a calm, comfortable sleep environment to promote quality sleep.

2. Encourage Physical Activity: 

Regular physical activity not only promotes physical health but also boosts energy levels and improves mood. Encourage your kids to engage in age-appropriate activities they enjoy, whether it's playing sports, riding bikes, dancing, or simply playing outdoors. Aim for at least 60 minutes of moderate to vigorous physical activity each day to keep your child energized and active. It’s found children who are physically active often find it easier to concentrate when learning and sleep better at night

3. Limit Screen Time: 

Devices are very much a part of our lives and can be valuable tools to help kids with learning, however overuse can lead to mental health issues including increased anxiety, depression, difficulty socialising. Developmental delays because children are spending less time exploring and interacting with their environment. They can also lead to addictive behaviour in children, work out a healthy balance and what works for your family

4. Make Time for Fun:

Fun activities increase our level of happiness and can help our children develop physically, socially and intellectually. These can help to reduce stress and to increase your child’s emotional well-being. Time with family and friends fosters a feeling of connection and belonging. A positive and supportive environment can help encourage our children to express themselves. It can help them manage stress and improve mental health outcomes.

5. Nourish Them: 

A balanced diet rich in nutrient-dense foods provides the fuel your child's body needs for sustained energy throughout the day. Build each meal or snack around a quality protein source followed by good fats, complex carbohydrates and fresh fruit and vegetables. What we feed our children has a big impact on their energy and vitality! If you’re kids are needing an extra boost in their diet, try our recommendations below, you can shop these on our website!

  • Kid Good Stuff – is a plant-based multivitamin smoothie powder that is full of goodness. It contains more than 20 vitamins and minerals; plant foods such as broccoli sprouts, beetroot and spirulina along with pre and probiotic fibres which are good for gut health and so much more. This helps to make nourishing your kids a little easier when they might need some extra support and provides a peace of mind. 
  • Foraged for You Childrens Blend – is a nutrient dense powder made from real and fermented foods. It has been formulated specifically for the nutritional requirements of the special little ones in our lives to support their growth and development. We love the added Atlantic kelp, greens including broccoli, chlorella and spinach and grass fed beef liver to boost kids intake of minerals and iron!

For personalised support tailored to your child's needs, book a consultation with one of our experienced naturopaths today!

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