Enter Their World And Make Health Fun

Remember when you were young and you had your first experience of healthcare? It might have been meeting this taller gangly man with a face mask, with these strange bright lights on his head. For some reason he was looking inside your mouth with these metal sticks, clinging around. It might also have been something like getting a sharp pinch in your arm out of the clear blue sky. For some reason, healthcare is a scary experience for children. Part of it is because they don’t know what’s going on or why. However, usually it’s because they haven’t really been taught what being healthy is. It’s understandable why some parents would rather they worry about their child’s health rather than their child. Being young and innocent, trying to contemplate their own mortality is going to be something that’s too complex. But, you as the parent can make health fun and get them to like staying strong and fit.

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Brushing for fun

Many children see brushing their teeth as a chore. Don’t forget their bodies are developing quite literally day by day. So when they put a toothbrush in their mouths and start cleaning, it can be uncomfortable. The brush will rub up against their sensitive gums and weak teeth. Soft bristle brushes are great for children under ten years old. On the other hand, you could take them to one of the best dentist clinics around where you live. Providing services for children, on the first visit they’ll get a lesson in brushing and flossing. Understanding the importance of their oral hygiene and making learning about bacteria and plaque fun, is just one of the ways a good pediatric clinic will engage your children. They also use bright colors, flavored toothpaste and interactive cartoon characters.

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Strong and fast

It’s a well-known stereotype that young children don’t like vegetables. This is because of a mix of characteristics that are unfortunately instilled within them early on in life. For one the vegetables aren’t sugary and sweet. They want usually have a distinct flavor and in fact because of their water content, might not have any distinct flavor at all. However, you can make healthy eating fun if you can somehow combine it with physical activity. Children want to play, run, jump and shout. You could then, reward your children with time at the local park, at the jungle gym or play outside in the garden with them. If they can consume their daily amount of vegetables, allowing them to go wild will be a good energy release for them. Never underestimate how much youngsters value play, and using it as a bargaining chip for eating clean is a good tactic to ensure this.

You can’t blame young children for approaching the common health treatments adults are used to with some suspicion. They’re being introduced to a world their not familiar with, strange sounds and smells greet them. Getting them to respect their teeth and gums is much easier when you have an environment where their imagination is stimulated. A cast of characters and bright colors make a chore into fun. The same goes for healthy eating as children will push through a bad taste barrier to get their way to go out and play.

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Tracking My Health with 1byOne

IMG_7394Well, I’m getting older and when you get older there are things that you take for granted when you were younger that matter much more as you age. 1byOne has done it again with their fantastic scale. This particular device has many cool features that can assist greatly with tracking your wellness.

Once the scale arrived I opened it up out of it’s nicely designed package and popped in the batteries. That is always a plus, including batteries. There have been plenty of times where I have purchased something not realizing I needed batteries to go with it. So I am thankful for 1byOne including the batteries needed to get this scale going after opening up the box. Before powering on the scale I wanted to make sure I grabbed the free 1byOne Wellness app (https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/1byone-wellness/id1111572433?mt=8). Once everything was downloaded and connected I gave the scale a try.

After just a few seconds from stepping on the scale it was already sending data to my phone for me to check out. It is incredible to see how fast this can track your health. It is literally just a few seconds and you are done. The ability to track this information over a period of time will benefit so many trying to get back into shape after this holiday season. Let’s face it, 2016 was a rough year so anything we can use to help kick up the pace and keep us on track to lead healthier lives is a plus in my book.

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If you are in the market for a new scale I would recommend giving 1byOne a shot. Their digital smart scale is the perfect accessory for anyone trying to manage their wellness. Check it out over on 1byOne’s website and/or pick yours up from Amazon today!

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A Toothbrush Review?

IMG_5485 Yes a toothbrush review. Why? Well I will tell you why, because your teeth are important and keeping them clean is a part of that importance. So when True Company contacted me asking if I would like to review one of their products I couldn’t agree fast enough.

They sent over a Mirai sonic care toothbrush for me to try out, review, and to see if it lived up to its hype. I’m not going to beat around the bush with a lengthy review of pros and cons of manual versus electronic dental care just to tell you if this toothbrush is any good at the end of this post. I’ll tell you now. It is just as cool as it claims it is.

Like most of the time when I see something too good to be true, I was skeptical about the Mirai toothbrush. I have used an electronic toothbrush in the past and to be honest I wasn’t thrilled. I have always liked my old school manual brush. So even the idea kind of put me off. But I figured why not. This is some state of the art stuff, so I gave it a go. After reading through the instructions I had a good idea of how the brush worked. You can use it like a regular electronic toothbrush but you could also use it to your advantage. Honestly, how often do you time yourself when you brush your teeth? One morning maybe it’s two minutes and another it’s only 90 seconds. The Mirai does a great job at helping you keep time. It will even let you know at specific intervals when to switch to a different area in your mouth. That’s pretty cool.

IMG_5481You can also increase or decrease the speed in which the brush vibrates. This is helpful if you have sensitive teeth or really need to get in there and give them a good scrubbing. The head of the brush is easy to remove and replace if necessary (once a year recommended) and made out of an innovative silicon so no bacteria will stick around! Charging is also very simple. You can use one of your cell phone usb outlets with the included usb charging cable.

After just a few days of use I am extremely happy with the Mirai toothbrush. It has given my mouth a new clean feeling. My trusty old manual toothbrush will still be around as a backup, but the Mirai is definitely my new go to brush.

So now that you have read about just how great this toothbrush is I have got a special offer only available for my St. Louis Dad readers. Subscribe and be sure to include your real email address. Once you subscribe, visit this link for an amazing offer from True Company and St. Louis Dad!

St. Louis Dad was provided a Mirai sonic care toothbrush in exchange for an honest review. Visit True-Company.com to learn more about their variety of products!

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