Great Tips To Stay Healthy This School Year

Well, it is that time again. We are broke from buying school supplies, but the routine is back in place. Here are a great times to help your kids stay healthier this school year.

This post is sponsored by Rapid Urgent Care. 

Establish a Bedtime Routine

Sleep is extremely important for a successful day. Most children need 8-10 hours of sleep each night. A consistent routine can help.

Make sure electronics are off at least one hour before bedtime. Read a book before bedtime. Take a warm bath or shower. Use white noise machines or relaxing music.

Most importantly, go to bed at the same time every night. This will help the body adjust to a sleep schedule.

Eat A Healthy Breakfast

Healthy breakfast foods do not have to take long to make. Eggs, fruit, oatmeal and yogurt are all quick and nutritious. Starting the day off with a nutritious meal will have big impact on academic performance.

Talk About the What If's

 What if I don’t have friends?

What if someone is mean to me?

What if I forget something at home?

What if I miss the bus?

Having a plan in place for the “what ifs” will help alleviate anxiety and give your child a course of action if something happens. 

Get An Annual Checkup

 A yearly medical exam is a must to ensure good health.

But, no matter how hard you try; children often get sick within the first few weeks of school. If that happens, take them to Rapid Urgent Care. 

Also, if your child participates in sports and you need a sports physical ASAP Rapid Urgent Care can handle that too! 


Located at 3908 Veterans Memorial Blvd which is on the corner of Vets and Cleary in the same shopping center as Regions Bank. Rapid Urgent Care is open every single day of the year including holidays and has a physician on site to access, diagnose, and treat your concern.  Rapid Urgent Care commonly treats ailments such as the flu and flu-like illnesses. These include colds, sore throats, bronchitis, asthma, and strep throat. We also treat sprains, minor trauma, and fractures. Our on site X-Ray facility can help to determine if have a broken bone or perhaps just a sprained muscle. Learn more by visiting their website and liking them on Facebook.

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Tammy grew up in New Orleans and graduated from the University of New Orleans with her Master’s in Special Education. She taught in elementary schools in the Greater New Orleans area for ten years. She is currently a Reading Instructor at Delgado Community College. She is also the Executive Director of the Reading Success Center, a local nonprofit that provides reading and writing intervention so that every child has equal access to exceptional educational services. In her free time, Tammy loves to explore the city with her three wonderful children.

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