4 Tips for Keeping Kids Healthy During the Summer

By Shannon Gurnee
In Health
May 30, 2017

This post was sponsored by Align as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central
and all opinions expressed in my post are my own.

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Can you believe that summer is almost officially here? Our kids get out in less than 2 weeks and can’t wait! In fact, they’re counting down the days until they can sleep in, not have to do homework and spend time having fun and relaxing. With the kick back summer schedule, our kids tend to get out of their normal routine. They’re actually getting out and about more I think, but they’re eating and sleeping habits are definitely different. There is more snacking and less sleeping since they’re staying up later at night. It’s up to as parents to keep our kids healthy as can be during the summer months. And if you have any concerns regarding your kid’s health, it is better to consult with a child doctor instead of doing a research online.

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1 – Stay physically active. With technology and all the video games that exist today, it can be easy for our kids to sit back and watch tv or play video games all day long. Get them active by engaging them in fun activities. You can send them to a summer camp so they can continue learning while socializing with other kids. Our kids love to camp, bowl, ride bikes, and play in the pool.

 Keep an active mind. During the summer months, our kids get a nice break from school work, homework and other assignments. Keep their minds active with fun buildingeducational games, board games and crafts. This will not only keep their minds active, but also help them embrace their creative side.

3 – Eat healthy snacks. With the summertime comes lots of snacking throughout the day. Sometimes our kids will snack because they’re hungry, while other times they’ll snack because they’re bored. Be sure to have lots of fruits, veggies and healthy snack options on hand for kids to choose from.

4 – Keep a healthy tummy. With the changes that are brought about by summer, it’s even more important to make sure our kids stay in good health. That’s where Align Jr. comes into play.

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Align, the #1 Doctor and Gastroenterologist-recommended probiotic brand‡ now comes in great-tasting chewables for kids ages 6-12 years old. With the summer comes a change in the schedule, as well as in diet and routine. This may disrupt our kids’ natural balance of good bacteria.

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When it comes to helping our kids have healthy digestive systems, a great choice is to offer a daily probiotic supplement like Align Jr., which can help support their digestive health*. What are probiotics? Probiotics are good bacteria that provide a health benefit and are essential for many vital body functions, including healthy digestion.

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What do you do to keep your kids’ healthy during the summer?



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Shannon Gurnee is the author of Redhead Mom formerly "The Mommy-Files", a national blog with a loyal following. She has a Bachelor's Degree in Marriage, Family, and Human Development with a Minor in Business Management. Shannon and her husband, Frank, have a large family with 6 awesome kids and love living on the Central Coast near San Luis Obispo, California, as well as traveling around the world. A full-time Social Media and Professional Blogger, Shannon also serves as a National Brand Ambassador for many well-known companies. Her blog focuses on motherhood, family fun activities, traveling, fashion, beauty, technology, wedding ideas and recipes while providing professional opinions on products, performances, restaurants, and a variety of businesses.

21 Responses to “4 Tips for Keeping Kids Healthy During the Summer”

  1. I need to check out these Align Probiotics for the grandkids. I love your tips and suggestions and will use them. I always make sure to keep water on hand to keep everyone hydrated.

  2. Claudia Krusch says:

    I make sure the kids get a lot of time outside in the fresh air getting exercise. I will have to look into adding Align to my Sons routine.

  3. Sarah Bailey says:

    I honestly cannot believe that summer is here again, these are some great ways to keep active over the summer months and the Align sounds great.

  4. OH MY LANTA! I had no idea there were align chewables for kids out there. I use Align to help manage my IBS symptoms and have been using it for almost a year. SUCH A DIFFERENCE. I am going to go check these out for my littles.

  5. Jennifer Van Huss says:

    I can’t believe it is almost summer time again! Where did the time go! One thing I would add to your list is stay HYDRATED! Those digestive pills for kids are exactly what my son needs. He has tons of tummy problems.

  6. Marcie W. says:

    Excellent ideas! I always feel my best when I take a probiotic regularly, but had no idea they made kid safe varieties. I look forward to picking some of this up soon!

  7. Joely Smith says:

    We are firm believers in probiotics in our family. I am so happy they make them specifically for kiddos!

  8. I have to get some of this for my kids. Since I started taking a probiotic, I’ve been feeling much better.

  9. Dogvills says:

    Probiotics are very important for gut health. I will check out Align Jr. for the twins.

  10. ricci says:

    I think these are great ways to keep healthy for anyone! Staying active and eating healthy are must haves for me!!

  11. These are great tips and staying active and eating healthy are very important. I think these apply to everyone.

  12. Victoria Heckstall says:

    These are brilliant and helpful tips! Staying active and healthy is really important to kids. Glad that you shared this.

  13. Eloise says:

    great tips for a healthy kids during the summer… I can’t believe the school year is almost done, my goodness! I’ll have to look into those healthy gut chewables for my young ones…

  14. TIm B says:

    Keeping an active mind is such an important thing to remember when kids are off school for the summer. You don’t want to have them regress when they return to school. Good tips!

  15. Mimi Green says:

    My kids will be at martial arts camp this summer. They will stay active and hydrated.

    We are also looking forward to a relax schedule.

  16. Now that is a great thing for the kiddos during the summer months, or for all year long for that matter. These are some good tips that you have as well. Summer is long and hot. We need to keep our kids healthy.

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  19. Echo says:

    These are great tips and yes, we already have plans for all of these this summer! In fact, my son was a little put off by the fact that he would be reading this summer, LOL!

  20. E H says:

    This is a nice product. I often suffer with my kids not able to swallow pills, and probiotics that we have used before are often in large pills or capsules. This looks like a perfect product for kids that they will actually be able to use!

  21. During the summer I have no problem with my son when it comes to keeping him busy and active. We have the pool and goes around with his friends on his bike. A healthy digestive system is also very important.

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