School, Sports and How to Sustain Energy

Minion in hourglass Finding the time and energy

We’re back in the old routine of school, after school activities, weekend activities… all of that running around which takes lots of energy! The children have been back at school over a month now, and in fact we’re fast approaching Half Term. Phew – where does the time go?

Do your children have lots of extra-curricular activities?

Mine are sporty kids – we have football training on Wednesday and Saturday, plus a match on a Sunday. My eldest also has training for his school football team and a goalkeeper training session on top of that. They also both go skiing once a week.

Tigers Ski Club in Sunderland
Tigers Ski Club in Sunderland

I do wonder sometimes, just how much is too much? My children used to have swimming lessons too, but they chose to give it up. I was disappointed as swimming was such a good activity for them and such an important skill too. In another way though, I was relieved. We are doing something almost every day of the week, and once a school club or birthday party is thrown into the mix, suddenly we have no free time at all.

I know parents whose children do even more than mine. If children are particularly good at their sport, they can be asked to join more ‘professional’ teams, enter more tournaments or swimming galas. If you have two or more children with different interests too, it can be almost impossible to keep up. You can be pulled all over the region trying to get them to different activities.

I sometimes wish my children had pursued an interest in music more, but then I wonder, just when would we fit it all in? And where would we find the energy?

Minion in hourglass Finding the time and energy
Finding the time and energy

I often worry about good nutrition and keeping up energy levels with all these activities. That’s why I was very pleased to try some multi-vitamins from Swisse Nutrition. I worked in Clinical Nutrition for many years, so I know just how important good nutrition can be, especially for active children. It isn’t just a case of grabbing a sports drink to make sure energy levels are topped up. A good balance of vitamins, minerals and other nutrients are very important.

A selection of Swisse Supplements
A selection of Swisse Supplements

Of equal importance is that any nutritional supplements, as well as being complete and well balanced, actually taste good! I can’t tell you how many different supplements I’ve had turned down by my fussy children as they tasted or smelled funny! I am therefore delighted that my children find the Swisse Ultivite chewable supplements very palatable, and they are also in fun shapes which helps!

Keeping up energy with Swisse vitamins - ready for football
Toby ready for football with his Swisse Vitamins

I can honestly say that so far, so good – taking the Swisse supplements has gone very well for us. My children have great levels of energy despite their busy school and sporting schedule, and thankfully haven’t even caught a cold so far since being back at school. Of course, this isn’t a clinical trial, just an anecdotal report, but I feel safe and happy in the knowledge that my kids are well nourished and as healthy as they can be. I’m a great believer in nutritional supplements to give me the confidence that my busy boys are getting the nutrients they need on a daily basis, and for us, Swisse has fit the bill really well.

How are you managing with the school and after school routine – do you have any tips you’d like to share?

With thanks to Swisse for sending us a selection of their nutritional supplements for us to review.

School, Sports and how to sustain energy with Swisse Vitamins
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20 Replies to “School, Sports and How to Sustain Energy”

  1. I think all parents worry that their kids are getting enough exercise, eating properly and getting enough nutrition. I haven’t heard of Swisse before but I’d definitely give them a go. I’ve previously given my kids supplements – especially in winter when they are more prone to getting colds & bugs. Thanks for highlighting the product!
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    1. Thank you Lauretta. They are quite new in the UK I think. My kids really liked them x

  2. We haven’t tried suppliments yet but I may give it a go. Thanks for joining in with #TuesdayTreasures
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    1. I’m a bit obsessed with nutrition! Hope you find they work for you x

  3. Carolina Twin Mom / Mary Peterson says: Reply

    Thanks for the review! Anything that notoriously picky creatures like children can consume that is good for them is a big deal! #FabFridayPost

    1. Thank you for your comment. I feel reassured too that at least they are getting the right nutrients

  4. I’ve heard good things about this brand of vitamins, it is great when children’s activities are sport based though as they are staying fit and generally getting outdoors too! #KCACOLS

    1. I’d add my good things too – we really enjoyed using them x

  5. I give my children vitamins in the winter in the hope of keeping colds at bay and we seem to do ok. I will have to look out for these ones.
    #KCACOLS

    1. Thanks Ali, my theory is it doesn’t do any harm, and it’s reassuring to know they’re getting their full quota!

  6. These sound great – my son can be quite funny about multi-vitamins and has turned his nose up at all the ones I’ve tried so far, so it’s good to know that there are some out there that do appeal to kids! Thanks for joining us at #SharingtheBlogLove
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    1. Good luck if you decide to try these Katy, hopefully they will please your little one!

  7. These look great. My girls take multi vitamins, mainly for vitamin D which there is needed for little ones at the moment. Its always great when there are vitamins that they will take. Thank you for joining us at #SharingtheBlogLove x
    Laura – dear bear and beany recently posted…Review: Saying Hello to Autumn with Coats from Lighthouse…My Profile

    1. You’re right Laura, nutrition is so important and getting some goodness into them is half the battle!

  8. We do after school clubs and my eldest goes to a free running gym 4 times a week.I’m always getting him to take vitamins because he’s constantly eating and running and I worry he doesn’t get enough nutrients. Haven’t tried these particular ones though,will have to seek them out x #kcacols

    1. Wow a free running gym sounds cool. Yes, vitamins are a great way to make sure their levels are topped up!

  9. Gosh you do sound pretty busy! Mine take a kids’ vitamin supplement. It was recommended by Biggest’s Paediatrician actually as his iron levels were low. Thanks so much for linking with #KCACOLS. We hope you come back again next week.

  10. My son seems so tired by the end of the week, just from being at school and going swimming once. He takes a mutivitamin which I think does help him, he’s so full of energy in general though that I think he exhausts himself by the weekend! x #KCACOLS
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  11. It is a worry how to keep kids healthy- looks like you are doing a good job #kcacols

    1. Thanks – I’m never quite sure but I guess that’s just my own insecurity!

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