fbq(‘track’, ‘ViewContentSevierville’); Oh, summertime—how we love thee. Let us count the ways! It can be easy for all of us to get a little carefree during the summer. But while you want a carefree spirit, our team at AFC Urgent Care Sevierville wants to emphasize the importance of staying safe.
Broken Bones & KidsDid you know that broken bones are among the most frequent injuries in children, especially during the summer months? When a child breaks a bone, it can be scary for both the child and the parent. Not to mention that a broken bone usually means no summer swimming due to a cast. Fortunately, even if you are one of the many parents who have a kid who is a little adventurous, there are ways you can help him or her reduce the risk of breaking a bone this summer.
Got Calcium?Who remembers the “Got Milk?” ads from our younger days? Those advertisements were meant to emphasize the importance of milk and other dairy products as part of a healthy diet for everyone, including children. Dairy plays a key role in helping kids get the calcium and vitamin D they need to build healthy bones. Therefore, the next time your child is thirsty, why not give him or her a glass of low-fat or skim milk to drink? Cheese and yogurt can help boost calcium intake—and may be more appealing to your little one’s tastebuds.
Get Out and MoveRegular exercise is important for both children and adults. However, weight-bearing exercises like jumping rope are especially important to help your children boost their bone health. In addition, team sports can also help encourage exercise and improve bone strength in children. During team sports and other activities, ensure your child takes other precautions to avoid injuries, including wearing the right safety equipment. Proper safety equipment includes:
- Elbow pads
- Knee pads
- Eye goggles