At Sanford fit, we use the phrase “relax and recharge” in many different ways, but what does relaxing and recharging actually do for the body? Why does it matter for your child’s overall health and well-being?

The recharge pillar aims to help kids understand that energy influences choices. Fit encourages kids to recharge by finding screen-free ways to relax and by getting the sleep the body needs. Here are some specific recommendations: 

What are the benefits of making the time to recharge your body and brain? When recharging happens, your child is restoring energy to their body and brain that they need to get through the day. Think about how you feel when you don’t sleep well or hit that mid-afternoon slump. That’s how your child would feel if they never took the time to recharge without a screen! Any easy activities that don’t involve screens make for great recharge activities! In addition to keeping the body and brain active and ready to go, other benefits of recharging include:

What are some screen-free activities to help recharge the body and brain? It’s important to remember that recharging doesn’t mean just sleeping. Your child can recharge through many non-sleep activities! Here are a few ideas to get started: 

Ultimately, kids are empowered to make healthy choices when they know how relaxation and sleep can improve their well-being.

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