We all want healthy kids, but many kids and adolescents in the United States have grown accustomed to a sedentary lifestyle. Daily activity is a critical part of maintaining your family’s health. The U.S Department of Health & Human Services recommends at least an hour of vigorous physical activity—per day! Though experts recommend 60 minutes daily, there’s no reason not to divide the time into more easily managed blocks of time. Things like neighborhood walks are great ways to squeeze in a bit of exercise when time isn’t on your side! While brick and mortar schools have traditionally been a key player in maintaining health among school-aged kids—it’s important for students of virtual classrooms to get adequate physical activity too. We’ve compiled a list of a few activities that might be perfect for your next 60 minutes of ‘GO’ time.
SD Virtual School
At San Diego Virtual Schools, we understand the importance for students to eat nutritious meals to improve on-task and academic performance. Many studies indicate the effects proper nourishment has on a student’s ability to stay focused and perform. However, we also understand eating healthy is a challenge, especially when you’re on a budget. Here are great inexpensive healthy eating tips to help you perform your best.
Skip Eating Out
Although it’s very tempting to eat out and a cheap option with $1 menus, it’s unhealthy and costs more in the long run because you’ll be hungry again shortly after. Instead, look in the freezer and cupboards for food you already have. Oatmeal, whole grain sandwiches, or even a few scrambled eggs will keep you fuller longer and offer great nutrition. (more…)