Top Five Ways to Keep Your Family Safe and Healthy This FallSeptember 25, 2014
With the school year just beginning and colder weather on its way, keeping your children safe and healthy at both home and school is a priority. Your children are more exposed to germs being back at school and are more prone to catching a cold, not to mention a whole slew of other health and safety concerns you’re worried about. Even though it’s a parent’s prerogative to worry over his or her children, here are five ways you can help keep your children safe and healthy:
1. Home Security
Keeping your children safe at home is usually a top concern, especially if your children are old enough to stay home alone. Whether you’re home, at work, or out running errands, you want peace of mind that your home and your children are safe. Investing in a home security system can ease some of your worries, as a security system will trigger an alarm to alert the authorities if an intruder attempts to break in. Check out 1stchoicehomesecurity.com/ to find the best prices local to your area.
2. Fire Safety
Fire safety is equally as important as home security. However, more than 1/3 of homes in the United States are not sure if their smoke detectors are in good working order and nearly 85 percent of all fire deaths occur in the home. Smoke detectors will alert you and your family if their is any sign of smoke in the house, which allows you the chance to get out of the home before it’s too late. Many firefighters believe fire deaths that occur in a home with no smoke detectors or broken smoke detectors could have been prevented.
Although germs are an ever-present evil in the world of health, proper nutrition can help your children’s bodies to resist them. Nutrition begins with breakfast, which studies have shown truly is the most important meal of the day. Children and adults need a high fiber breakfast in the morning to give them the energy and nutrients to complete the rest of the day. Even if it is a mad dash to be on time to school, it is essential to take the time to grab a healthy breakfast. Skip the Pop-Tarts and instead stock the kitchen with whole-grain waffles, bananas, yogurt, oatmeal, etc. All of these items can be quickly cooked and eaten on the go to school.
Getting outside and being active—whether it’s playing sports, playing tag, or just exploring—is essential to a child’s healthy well-being. Not only is it good for the mind to exert the body, it also keeps the body physically healthy as well.
5. Teach Your Child to be Safety Smart
Be sure you teach your children the basics of safety. Knowing things like “stranger danger,” “911,” and “stop, drop, and roll” can help keep them safe in an emergency.
With just a few simple changes to you and your family’s lifestyle, you can have a safe, healthy, and happy fall season.
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