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BHB & Kids

If heart healthy habits are introduced into your child’s daily routine, chances are he/she will follow these habits forever.

The number of children suffering from heart ailments has reached an all time high. The unfortunate fact is that it is not only poor diet and lack of physical activity that causes this. Some children are genetically predisposed to having heart diseases.

So what can you do to make sure that your child’s heart stays healthy forever?

Diet:  With all the junk food available in the market, it’s difficult to stop your children from trying it. However, if they are regularly taught about the ill effects of junk food, they will be more aware of the repercussions. Provide your child with a diet rich in fruits, vegetables, and lean protein.

Fitness: An emphasis on regular physical activity will keep your children active. Enroll him/her into sports programs, and outdoor activities like hiking, cycling, and jogging. Once they learn the importance of physical fitness, they are more likely to enjoy the habit of regular exercise, which will reduce their risk of getting heart disease in the future.

The Right Example: Children follow what their parents do, therefore it is important for you to set the right example by adopting a healthy lifestyle for yourself.

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November 19, 2015

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November 19, 2015

If your child is that shy kid in the neighborhood who hasn’t ever come home with a complaint about his friends, you need to become his friend and make sure he has enough fun! There are a lot of games and activities you can do with your children, to let them know that you care Read more…

October 31, 2015

Kids and Healthy Eating

October 13, 2015

The festive season is all about sharing, being happy and making others happy too. We need your help to make this festive season special for a few special people. Through our Old Age Home Adoption and School Of Heart initiatives we provide support to children and elderly individuals from less privileged sections of society.   Read more…

October 28, 2014

Examinations and Stress are two sides of the same coin. It is true that where there is a pressure to perform , there’s oodles of stress which can either make or break your performance. However, If one follow  a few simple steps and channelize his/her  effort in a well thought out direction then it is Read more…

June 20, 2014

1. Talk with your child about the things you read and hear, especially the things you find interesting. Ask your kids how they feel about various issues (current events, relationships, values). Allow them to have opinions without passing judgment. Ask your children to help you understand why they feel the way they do. 2. Expose Read more…

June 20, 2014

Kids need at least one interest outside school. Having a hobby helps them relax and get away from the routines of school, which is good for their mental health. Anxiety seems to be quite an issue these days with many kids, so the opportunity to lose themselves in an enjoyable activity, away from the pressures Read more…

December 28, 2013

Every child emulates the parent. So if you want your child to be physically and emotionally healthy, you must set some basic rules for yourself. Make change a family affair Children of parents who smoke are 100 per cent more likely to smoke later in life. Therefore, if you smoke, eat fast food for dinner, Read more…

December 28, 2013

If your little one has made a dent on your couch, you are most likely dealing with an inactive, television- addicted child. The bad news is that if you don’t do something about it soon, the little one wont be so little anymore and that dent is just going to grow bigger. On that note, Read more…

December 27, 2013

If your child cannot eat his meals without a glass of cola, or throws a tantrum every time you don’t stop at the nearest McDonalds, you have a junkie on your hands. Here’s what you can do about it. You have money on your side. So if you decide to not buy sugar heavy soft Read more…

December 27, 2013

Over the years, video games have become more interesting and therefore, more hard to resist. Once your child is hooked, there is no going back. Accept the fact that getting rid of an X Box is out of the question, unless of course you want your child yelling, sobbing and sulking! But just like TV, Read more…

December 27, 2013

This one is every parent’s worst nightmare. The Picky Eater is the one that throws away the food in the lunch box before returning home, flushes his glass of milk down the toilet and discretely offers the pet dog his dinner. This leaves the parents feeling helpless and worried about the child’s lack of nutrition Read more…

December 27, 2013

It starts with cute little chubby cheeks but can grow into a big problem. Kids who eat too much, or are genetically more likely to gain weight are the ones who are most bullied at school. Being overweight at an early age can very largely impact your child’s self esteem and future heart health. The Read more…