In today’s society, participation in physical activity isn’t very high on the daily list of priorities, even though we all know the amazing benefits of heart-pumping activity like increased fitness, reduced risk of chronic disease, and improved mental health and well-being.
If you think kids can get a little exercise and then slack off in front of screens until the wee hours, you’re in for a rude awakening.
Including fibre may not only affect children’s health during childhood but it may help to prevent disease later in life.
A new survey of more than 1,500 ParentsCanada readers shows that almost three-quarters consider themselves role models for healthy living for their children. But many face challenges such as cost and lack of time when it comes to being active, eating well and managing a healthy lifestyle.
As a typical, busy parent, you’re on the go much of the time, shuttling kids from one activity to the next, taking care of errands, working and – if you’re lucky – playing, too. In all this hustle and bustle, your diet can suffer. And one of the first nutrients to feel the brunt is fibre.