27 Aug Back To School Bliss
After spending the last few months of sleeping in, running around outside, having naps whenever one desires, playing games and going to camp with your friends, getting back into a routine can be very challenging. When challenges arise, so does stress. Back to school can come with many stressors for both parents and kids. Here are our top recommendations to reduce stress and increase immunity this season!
Stress and change impacts everyone differently. We tend to forget that children can experience stress also because they are young, full of life, fresh and free. Although children have the ability to bounce back from illness and injury faster than adults, it doesn’t make them bulletproof. When you become stressed, your immune system becomes weakened and the likelihood of catching a cold or the stomach bug increase. Although children may not seemed stressed, if they are lacking sleep, nutrients, fresh air, and movement or struggling in school, their body is experiencing stress, which lowers their immune system. Two of the best ways to strengthen a child’s immune system is with probiotic and a multivitamin.
Plain yogurt dressed up with fruit & maple syrup is a great way to start your day! Or if your kids are picky with taste and texture, Samuraw Organic Complete has you covered. This delicious drink mix contains probiotics, vitamins, minerals, fruit, vegetables and electrolytes. It is also gluten free, vegan and sweetened without high fructose corn syrup. This is the perfect product to cover all your needs in making sure your child is supported and nourished.
Samuraw Organic Complete
for kids and teens
$38.99 for 30g
Another way to reduce stress, build immunity and improve behaviour for your child is reducing sugar intake. Sugar is in everything and kids love it just as much as parents love caffeine. It gives them a boost of energy, followed by a crash when they get home. Two of the most sugar filled snacks that kids love are granola bars and juice boxes which tend to contain added refined sugar. Instead of removing the snacks that your kids enjoy, we recommend switching to a healthier option such as Kiju juice boxes which are 100% pure fruit juice and Made Good granola bars which have vegetables, immune boosting mushrooms and are allergen safe.
As much as you may be dreading getting you and your family back into a routine come September, starting earlier then the day before school will ensure a successful first day of school! Start your back to school shopping, organizing and preparing 1-2 weeks before school starts. This will make the transition easier for you & your kids’ stress levels.
This is also a good time to start thinking about lunchtime; check out our video & article for tips on packing an allergy-friendly lunch that your child will love.
You might also be interested in reading our article on preventing lice naturally.
If your child is struggling to stay healthy, focused or sleeping, we encourage you to pop into one of our locations to talk with one of our product educators to support you and your child’s needs. See you soon!
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