It’s Fall, and while I love the changing of the leaves and the cooler weather, I’ve however noticed that it’s also the time when my family seems to get sick most. While colds and the flu are normally rampant during the fall season, there are a few ways you can boost your teen’s immunity to reduce the likelihood of them getting sick.
This post is sponsored by RainbowLight, however, all opinions are mine alone.
As a mother of teenagers, life can be trying. Not only are my teens growing up, but they are also, however, not quite adults as yet. The teenage years can be stressful, and not only physically but emotionally as well. With exams, heavy class schedules, sports etc, and their lack of sleep can mean disaster, making them more vulnerable to getting sick. That can impact their schoolwork and extracurricular activities. However, there are ways that you can boost their immune system. Here are three easy ways you can do so.
We all know that sleep is very important, however, teenagers seem to have a love/hate relationship with sleep. I know from experience since both of my boys think that they can get away with only 2-3hours of it. However, what that usually means is that they’re tired during the day. Teenagers should still be getting at least 9 hours of sleep a night because their bodies are still developing and they need it.
Encourage your teen to go to bed earlier so that they can get the sleep they need, as sleep deprivation can have an impact on their immunity.
Just like sleep, a well-balanced meal is important to enhance your teen’s immune system. However, getting your teen to eat healthily can be like pulling teeth. While you may be able to control what they eat at home, you’re not able to do so when they’re out with their friends, or even while at school. Start by providing them with a healthy breakfast, and if possible a packed lunch as well, then finish it off with dinner. Incorporate as many fruits and veggies which are a good source of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants as you can in their diet in order to enable them to get their five servings, and don’t forget to include water.
3. VITAMINS & SUPPLEMENTS
In the fall and winter when the cold and flu can be prevalent, and certain fruits and veggies are not available, a supplement is a great way to boost their immunity. I am a fan of giving my kids multivitamins because I know personally that they aren’t eating all the foods that they should be eating. I recently discovered RainbowLight products and they’re great for the entire family.
For my son who hates veggies, the RainbowLight Active Health™ Teen Multivitamin helps to fill that nutrient gap that he is missing from the foods he isn’t eating. I also am an advocate for Vitamin C which is always helpful during the cooler months and is especially essential for their respiratory system.
RainbowLight Gummy Vitamin C Slices™ are naturally fruit-flavored and have a taste that even your teen would love. I have to admit that I’ve been taking them myself too and I love them. There’s no nasty aftertaste that I usually get with some gummies, and not only am I getting a boost of Vitamin C, but also Vitamin E as well, and so does my teen, that way he won’t go without those two essential vitamins when he needs it most.
Having a household that keeps getting the sniffles can be no fun, and with the holidays approaching, you want to keep your family as healthy as possible. Consider picking up some RainbowLight products not just your teen, but for the entire family and stay well this fall and all through winter!