Covid-19, post lock down and your Children Life Style
During the lock down, children and families experienced unusual circumstances that in many cases had lead to unfavorable changes in children and youth life style. These changes got exacerbated by summer break that followed immediately the lockdown period and reduced the chance of post lock down recovery.
Unhealthy eating habits, reduced physical activity and disturbed sleeping pattern have a long lasting impact on children wellbeing that can track into adulthood.
Reports in the past have shown that non-school environment during summer recess had resulted in weight increase among children and youth.
In addition, studying and working from home have made it even more challenging for parents to face and modify the disruption in their families’ lifestyle during and after the lockdown.
These are few tips to support families cope with these challenges and create a more optimal environment promoting a healthier lifestyle for their children:
Do not forget that your pediatricians can assess your child general health, nutrition status, and provide you with the guidance and advice you to stay healthy. To book an appointment with our pediatricians, please call 043775500 or visit www.ahdubai.com