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.
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?
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.
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!
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.