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"As a mother and pediatrician, I understand first-hand that back-to-school time is a roller coaster for families. The stress of change in schedules, classrooms, and social activities can really take a toll on physical health—not only with our kids but for us parents too. One of the most common problems I see in children is occasional tummy troubles. And as a mom, I know it’s equally important that we look out for our own health too, because if we feel like our best self, we can give 100% to our children during this busy time of year.” –– Dr. Jennifer Trachtenberg a.k.a “Dr. Jen,” nationally recognized pediatrician, author and mother.
Let’s face it, back-to-school also means back-to-BUSY. To help both parents and school-goers cope, Dr. Jen has teamed up with Culturelle® Probiotics to share a few small daily tips that can have a big impact on everyone’s overall well-being:
Creating a consistent time to take your child to the bathroom, like right after a meal, is a great way to get their bodies on a schedule that will aid regularity.
The stress of change that back-to-school brings can often cause occasional tummy issues. Try giving your child Culturelle® Kids Regularity Gentle-Go™ Formula daily. This new product was developed just for kids’ digestive systems to promote balance and regularity.*
Reach for the rainbow: Adding in brightly colored fruits and veggies for snacks will not only give your child the most nutrients, but also added fiber. Remember, it takes at least ten tries of a new food to incorporate it into a child’s usual diet.
Take a break to breathe. Slow breath in, hold for 5 seconds then breathe out for 5 seconds. Repeat for 1 minute to calm nerves and ease tension while waiting in the car to pick up your child from school or activities.
Stay hydrated! It’s tempting to opt for a caffeinated beverage over water, but even though you want a pick-me-up, those caffeinated beverages can dehydrate you and actually slow you down if you aren’t drinking enough water. Invest in a 32 oz. water bottle, and take it with you wherever you go! Make sure to refill it once a day to ensure you are getting 64 oz. of water each day.
Make an effort to be your healthiest YOU by taking a daily probiotic supplement like "Culturelle® Pro-Well™ 3-in-1 Complete Formula" , which combines the most clinically studied probiotic strain, Lactobacillus GG†† , with the power of Omega-3s. The Lactobacillus GG helps to safely and naturally restore the balance of good bacteria in your digestive tract to boost digestion and works in the body’s core to provide immune support.* While the Omega-3 fatty acids provide heart-healthy nutrients proven to help maintain cardiovascular function.*
* These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
†† Based on the number of Lactobacillus GG clinical studies, as of May 2015.
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