It’s only natural to feel anxious or overwhelmed about returning to work or school after the lockdown and challenges of a global pandemic over the last few months. For many of us a new school year is the perfect time to get back in a healthy routine. New beginnings can be challenging for lots of us adults so imagine how challenging starting school or starting a new school could be for some children and teenagers, especially after all this time off! Today we're taking a look at some ways to help you ease the transition with some tips for returning to school after Covid-19.
Tips for Returning to School After Covid-19
Here’s some tips on how our MAG365 supplement could set you and your children up for a successful return to routine this September after Covid-19.
Support Your Immune Health
One of our key tips for returning to school after Covid-19 is support your children's immune health. Healthy eating and physical activity are vital for children as they both heavily influence their well-being and immune health as well as growth and development.
Supplementing with a good quality multimineral and multivitamin that will contain immune supporting nutrients such as Magnesium, Vitamin D3, Vitamin C and Zinc could help keep bugs at bay.
Get Adequate Sleep
Sleep is crucial to maintaining your child’s health, according to health care professionals: “Good sleep allows the body to rejuvenate and fight off infection along with a good, well-balanced diet.”. Sleep is the body’s time to repair and rejuvenate itself, when your body sleeps, your immune system awakes.
Give your body the opportunity to properly recharge every night by getting enough sleep. For most adults, that means 7 to 8 hours, with children requiring anything from 7 to 10 hours in order to support optimal immune health.
Setting a good back to school sleep routine can really help ease the back to school transition for both parents and children. A regular sleep routine will help prevent broken sleep and/or sleep deprivation when school starts. It also ensures your children are well rested which can help them manage stress better on the first days and weeks of the school year.
Try Not to Stress Out
Reducing heightened levels of stress is one of the most important components of overall health and in uncertain times like these, it's easy to overlook. Children can experience stress such as entering a new class, a new school, or worrying about an upcoming exam at school. So preparing your child ahead of time can help reduce stress.
Magnesium plays a key role in regulating the body’s stress-response system and magnesium deficiency has been associated with heightened stress and anxiety.
Supplement with MAG365 Kids or MAG365 BF
Magnesium is known as nature’s natural relaxant. It has been extensively researched and can be such a beneficial mineral to add into your daily routine. It can help you and your family to unwind both mentally and physically, therefore, encouraging a more restful night sleep and helping reduce feelings of stress.
Try adding in 1 tsp of Mag365 ionic magnesium citrate powder to warm water and sip like a bedtime tea about an hour before bed.
4-12yrs: Mag365 Kids
12yrs+: Mag365 BF
Or why not make our MAG365 Fruit Burst Drink?
Activate 1-2 tsp of MAG365 Kids or MAG365 BF in a little warm water and allow to cool then add to your water bottle. Fill up your water bottle with cold water and add a handful of frozen berries or fresh fruit to flavour. Enjoy throughout the day at school or at home as a fruit juice replacement.
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Checked and updated: 4 September 2021