4 Healthy Habit Tips for Summertime

By Lysol
Kids playing soccer
A group of elementary age children are playing soccer together. They are dressed in soccer jerseys.

Summer vacation is just around the corner which means the beginning of summer sports! With so many outdoor activities and longer days to play outside, it’s the perfect time to instill healthy habits that promote positive physical and mental well-being for the family all summer long.

Here are four tips for parents looking to foster good habits in their kids during summertime:

1. Stay Hydrated

When engaging in physical activity, especially in hot weather, the body loses fluids through sweat, increasing the risk of dehydration. Whenever your kids are participating in a sport, make sure they have a water bottle with them to help them recover and replenish lost fluids. By instilling good hydration habits early on, parents can help their kids enhance their performance and ultimately support their overall health and well-being throughout season. 

2. Utilize a Laundry Sanitizer

The increase in summertime sports can also mean an increase in laundry loads. While clothes may come out of the wash looking clean, there may be lingering odor-causing bacteria. Add Lysol Laundry Sanitizer to your laundry routine to eliminate 99.9% of bacteria – even in cold water – so you can feel confident that your kids’ sports uniforms and bathing suits are coming out fresh each time.

3. Practice Sun Safety

Teach your family the importance of sun safety by applying sunscreen before outdoor activities, wearing protective clothing, and seeking shade during peak sun hours. Whenever participating in outdoor activities, a minimum of SPF 30 should be used anywhere skin is exposed[1]. Instilling these habits early on can reduce their risk of sunburn and long-term skin damage.

4. Promote Good Sleep Habits

With so much activity happening over the summer, it’s imperative that your kids get an adequate amount of sleep each night, as proper rest is essential for growth, development, and overall well-being. Establishing a consistent bedtime routine and creating a sleep-friendly environment to support healthy resting habits is the best way to practice this.

These tips are especially helpful over the summer but should be followed year-round. Find more Healthy Habit tips here.

Lysol is a Proud National Sponsor of National PTA. This article contains sponsored content from third parties. National PTA does not endorse any commercial entity, product or service. 

[1]Mayo Clinic Q and A: Sun protection for children and adults

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