It might sound like a tired cliche, but children and young people truly are the future of our society. One day they’ll be our next set of leaders, teachers, doctors, scientists and other workers.
But what happens when the current generation of children is the first to live shorter lives than their parents? Who will be the ones to carry the torch to keep pushing our communities in the right direction?
In many ways, the health of our children is decreasing. This extends beyond just their physical health, but their mental and emotional health is at stake as well. Obesity, cognitive and behavioral disorders, and developmental delays are all keeping our children and young people from experiencing their full potential.
One third of children ages 10 to 17 are obese!
This can lead to many other issues, such as diabetes, heart disease and vascular conditions.
So much of your life experience is already determined during childhood. This is an important time to lay the right foundation for overall health and wellness later on. That’s why the health of children and young people is so important.
It takes a village to create whole, healthy children who are thriving and functioning at the level they need to live their best lives
But even if your children aren’t experiencing the best quality of health, there are steps that can be taken to turn things around.
Through a functional approach to children’s health, it is possible to identify and pinpoint the underlying causes of diseases. It’s a way to get to the root of the problem, rather than just slap a band-aid on the symptom.
This natural, holistic approach takes into account all the different aspects of your child’s life, including diet, rest, exercise, supplements, and stress reduction. Through education, and not simply medication, you can learn what you need to know to provide your child the best care and guidance he or she can get.
Parents are their children’s first teachers.
Everything your child knows about the world is influenced by the way you interact and what you demonstrate.
Consider your role as a parent and caregiver. From the moment you brought your child home from the hospital, he or she began learning about the world around him…that is, the world that you have helped create.
How you handle stress, the way you prioritize health and wellness, and your various lifestyle choices are all demonstrated to your child or teen. You can live by example, but what type of example are you setting?
Your child only has one chance to grow up. Don’t you want to ensure that he or she is healthy and happy for years to come?
We’re very excited to have Carla Atherton as the host and a speaker for the Children’s & Teen Health Summit. From her you can learn how to empower yourself and empower your kids in new ways!
Make a step in the right direction as a parent and caregiver. Educate yourself and show your kids that health is a priority! Sign up now to hear from Carla Atherton and many other amazing health experts who know how to guide their patients to success. Make a move towards a healthier life for your kids today!