Saturday, January 1, 2011

Health supplements for children

Nowadays parents want to provide the best of nutrition to their children so that they can excel in all domains of school life and beyond. In earlier days kids use to have whatever was cooked or available. But it is not the thing now. Parents are often confused about whether their child needs anything other than a healthy balanced diet.

The best nutrition for a newborn baby is breast milk. Breast milk will increase the resistance power in child. Infant which is on breast feeding does not need any calcium supplementation. Breast milk is the complete food for the child before six months.
If the baby is getting cow milk who is not breastfed for any reason, it will need supplementation with calcium vitamin and iron.

For children between six months to one year of age, iron supplementation is recommended. Dosage of iron will prevent iron deficiency which can then cause low hemoglobin.

Vitamin supplementation is essential for the children to compensate the eating habits as most of the food is cooked and cooking destroys most of the water soluble vitamins. If the child is getting breast milk for six times a day no supplementation is required. Two cups of milk a day is sufficient to meet the calcium requirement. Till one year iron and multivitamin supplementation is also needed apart from the breast milk.

Between the age of one and two the only supplementation that is required is iron. Between one to two years supplement of iron is required.

Consuming non vegetation food more than twice a week is usually sufficient to prevent iron deficiency. Other than milk calcium food like fish beans tomatoes can also be added.

After two years a good balanced diet with adequate dairy products, fruits and vegetable is sufficient to provide for the nutritional requirements for the child.

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

7 Secrets of Success in life

Success can be achieved only through experiences of trial and suffering, which makes the soul strengthened. Through confidence our vision should be clear and we can gain strength.

We must do the thing, which we cannot do. Each and every experience teaches us a good lesson, whether the experience is success or failure. Failure is the stepping stone for success.

These are the 7 secrets of success:
  • Aim high: always aim high so that we can reach our goal
  • Be cool: Take things in a lighter side and be cool always.
  • Every minute is precious: Time is precious don’t waste or postpone what you can do today.
  • Reflect before you act: Before committing or commencing think twice.
  • See the world: Look around and be conscious in what ever you do.
  • Be up to date: Be alert and gather all the information and keep your eyes open.
  • Push hard to achieve your goal: Goal should be the only aim and need to work hard to achieve your goal.
“A winner is not one who never fails, but one who never quits in life”.”

One who wins without problem it is just “VICTORY” One who wins with lost of troubles it is History”. These are the Diamond words of Hitler.

Live life to the fullest and give it our extreme best.

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Tips to prevent virus in children

Routine immunization schedule and vaccines is commonly recommended by the doctors to prevent viral infections. Apart from these vaccines, germs can be prevented by us by following these steps.

  • Avoid close contact with sick people. Virus can be easily spread through mouth and nose. Cover your mouth and nose when you cough or sneeze.
  • Wash your hands regularly when you are back from outside. If you have been in the crowded areas like shopping places and busy areas make sure you have a bath or at least wash your face hands and legs.
  • Washing hands with soap after using toilets, after changing diapers will avoid spreading virus. Always wash your hands before preparing and after eating food.
  • Drink lots of water to avoid dehydration if you become dehydrated you may be more at risk to illness.
  • Clean dirty surfaces and soiled items including toys. Wash them initially with soap and water before proceeding. Sterilize the feeding bottles before use.
  • Avoid close contact with viral infected persons don allow them to kiss, hug etc.
  • Get enough sleep to fight against the infection. If your are very tired it is hard to fight infection.
  • Stay home if you feel sick don’t send your child to school if he or she is sick. This will help to reduce in spreading infection not only within ourselves but also to others.
  • Parties are the places in which number of people milling around where the foods will be kept open. There is high possibility of transmitting germs through food from one person to others while they cough.
  • Talk to your doctor if there is any special immunizations you may need to avoid any other contagious diseases.

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Tips and secrets to stay young

The secret to stay young is balance which is the key to a lifetime of analyzing all factors of life. There should be a balance in our lives in everything that we do like work, entertainment, travel, relationships, food, exercise and all the other factors that go towards making up a complete person.

The one fact that we need to keep within our focus is that we need to plan each and every thing we do. Eat right and exercise regularly. if we can make changes in our lives especially where fitness and healthy eating is concerned, that we can sustain throughout our lives.

Daily exercise plan:

Start with 30 minutes of exercise and work up to at least 1 hour everyday. Simple exercise like walking running, bicycling and swimming can be planned. Don’t forget to stretch after every work out.

Daily diet plan:

Plan your diet it depends on your ability to eat the right quantities of all the foods that your body needs each day. Different types of foods like cereals, fruits, milk, meat, fats and oil everything should be equally balanced. Each and every food has its own calories and vitamins which is essentially required for our human body.

Planning and making arrangements will make you save your time and this will reduce tension. Without planning and working out things in rush will ultimately end up thing in chaos.