Health, they say is the most
precious asset of all. Certainly true. We can’t really enjoy life if we are in
the shackles of some illness, can we? Our future and the future of the world at
large depends on our health. Yes, it’s as simple as that. And talking about future
how can we forget children? They are after all the flag bearers, the ones who
would take forward the legacy of the world. So it’s imperative that they are
taken care of, that they are nurtured in the right way.
Now I’m not a mother yet so forgive
me if some of my points are wrong. But just hear me out on what I
think are necessary in terms of the health of children.
So here goes.
- Healthy diet. This is obvious, isn't it? Pizzas, burgers and chips, even though I have a massive weak spot for these,
need to be limited in case of children. Or, why only children, the intake needs
to be limited for all of us. But that’s not the point here. Growing up, children
need nutrition for the foundation of their health to be strong and thus we can’t
let them swing solely towards junk food.
Supplement a good diet with
something like Dabur Chyawanprash, health drinks and more. Trust me children
need all of it. It’s like providing nutrients for a plant to grow and ultimately flower.
- Milk. As a child, and even now actually, I hated
milk. I would throw it out of my window. Didn't really do me any good, my notoriety
with milk! And hence I understand how important drinking milk is during growing up
- Play outside. I know times are such
that parents are often scared to let the children play outside. I don’t blame
them. But they need the time outdoors, it's healthy.
- Limit the time they spend on computer
or any other electronic devices. Children these days are so tech
savvy that sometimes even I don’t understand the things they speak about. But I
do feel that spending long hours with a laptop, iPad or even television for
that matter is harmful. At-least to their eyes if not much else.
- Regular checkup. We often forget to
do that, you know? It’s always good to monitor health. Height,
weight, eye sight, appetite and more. Prevention is ,after all, always better
I hope it made sense, these points. I'm sure parents will have many more ideas for what needs to be done. My mind has only been able to conjure these. I now realize why my parents would be so concerned with what I eat and with my health in general. They knew, just like any other parent I'm sure, how important it was to build the foundation for health. See I was so wrong in not drinking milk. Today one of the reasons for my brittle and falling hair is definitely my long standing antipathy with it!
So all the best to all the parents. Keeping doing the good job that you are in taking care of your children after all a healthy child makes a happy home.