Healthy Lifestyle Issues

Helping children to eat well and to be active helps keep kids healthy – but there are many things that prevent our children from having healthy lifestyles.

The articles below cover a range of healthy lifestyle issues, and provide essential information about lifestyle-related health issues.

12 Top Tips: Control TV Watching in Your Children

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Children who watch too much television have disrupted sleep patterns, do less well in school, and have an increased risk for obesity and type 2 diabetes. If you’re worried about how much telly your family is watching, this article should help you to take control over your kids’ viewing habits. 1. Get the TV out […]

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Heart Healthy on Valentine’s Day!

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According to the World Health Organisation, being physically active and having a healthy diet are two key ways to prevent heart disease. Make changes to your child’s health habits now so that they can look forward to a happier, healthier heart in the future! We’ve put together a few simple ways that you can help […]

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Halloween Facts

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Halloween is an ancient Celtic festival that celebrates the end of summer and the beginning of Winter – our ancestors used to feast on healthy apples & nuts around the Halloween bonfire, lighting lanterns to ward off evil spirits. Why not invoke the “Switch Witch” at Halloween? She’s a good witch who keeps kids healthy by taking away junk food on Halloween night, leaving games, small toys and coins in their place.

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Fact File: TV and Children’s Health

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The average child in Ireland & the UK watches TV for almost 3 hours per day. This means that by the time a child reaches the age of 70, they will have spent almost 9 years watching TV. Over the course of a year, most children spend more time watching TV than they spend in school.

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Healthy New Years Resolutions!

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Though we’re mid-way through January, it’s not too late to make some resolutions – the new year is a great time to make healthy changes. It’s easy to make resolutions, but not so easy to keep them – so here are a few simple tips and ideas to keep you on track! Use your resolutions […]

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5 a Day Junk Food

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Great news – new research shows that children are getting their five a day! But wait – they’re not getting their essential five daily portions of fruit and veg, they’re getting five portions of junk food. The survey was carried out by the British Heart Foundation, who looked at the diet of two thousand 11 […]

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Online Marketing of Junk Food to Kids

We found this interesting video from TIME magazine on how junk food companies market their products to kids online. Is junk food being marketed to your kids online, through games etc? If so, let us know with a comment below.

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