Because the Dream Dragon and his friends know how important it is to stay healthy, and because they care about children so much, they want to share information to help kids develop healthy habits and positive lifestyle choices. This page will offer helpful hints and useful tips to stay healthy and fit.
In the News: The Corona Virus
By now just about everyone on the planet has heard of or been affected by the COVID-19 virus, also known as the Corona Virus. As a result, we've learned a lot about global pandemics and what each of us can do, each and everyday, to slow or completely stop the spread of the virus. One of the most important things is to not panic. When a person panics, they often start thinking irrationally and make rushed, hasty decisions, which can often be the worst decisions a person can make. It is important to stay calm, think rationally and make well thought out decisions! Below are some specific tips for keeping you and your family safe and healthy regarding the Corona Virus. So, don't be panicked, be prepared!
According to the CDC (Center for Disease Control) the best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to this virus. The virus is thought to spread mainly from person-to-person.
Between people who are in close contact with one another (within about 6 feet).
Through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes. These microscopic droplets can land in the mouths or noses of people who are nearby or possibly be inhaled into the lungs.
Take steps to protect yourself
Clean your hands often
Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds especially after you have been in a public place, or after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
If soap and water are not readily available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol. Cover all surfaces of your hands and rub them together until they feel dry.
Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
Avoid close contact
Avoid close contact with people who are sick
Put distance between yourself and other people if COVID-19 is spreading in your community. This is especially important for people who are at higher risk of getting very sick.
Take steps to protect others
Stay home if you’re sick
Stay home if you are sick, except to get medical care. This is vital to reduce the spread of the virus.
Cover coughs and sneezes
Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze or use the inside of your elbow.
Throw used tissues in the trash.
Immediately wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not readily available, clean your hands with a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.
Wear a facemask if you are sick
If you are sick: You should wear a facemask when you are around other people (e.g., sharing a room or vehicle) and before you enter a healthcare provider’s office. If you are not able to wear a facemask (for example, because it causes trouble breathing), then you should do your best to cover your coughs and sneezes, and people who are caring for you should wear a facemask if they enter your room.
Clean and disinfect
Clean AND disinfect frequently touched surfaces daily. This includes tables, doorknobs, light switches, countertops, handles, desks, phones, keyboards, toilets, faucets, and sinks.
If surfaces are dirty, clean them: Use detergent or soap and water prior to disinfection.
The Dream Dragon recommends using non-toxic 2.5 pH Sanitizing Water to disinfect frequently touched surfaces in your home, like door knobs, light switches, faucet handles and electronic devices. For more information about this type of water, use the link to send us an email.
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The most important thing to remember is that even when things seem scary, we can't panic. Keeping a level head is important because being level headed is what will allow us to make logical decisions and deal with an issue successfully. We have been faced with other health issues like the Corona Virus in the past and everything worked out okay in the end. Just be prepared and take the precautions necessary to reduce the risk of you or anyone you know getting sick. So, wash your hands often; don't touch your face, especially around your mouth, nose and eyes; cover your coughs and sneezes; avoid others who may be sick; if you're sick, wear a facemask to keep from getting others sick; and keep the house clean and disinfected.
Other Helpful Health Information
"All that delicious goodness, sealed in with an all natural outer packaging!"
Nutrition: It's a fast paced life, filled with sugary drinks and fast and pre-packaged foods. But did you know that there are natural pre-packaged foods? Think about an orange or a banana. All that delicious goodness, sealed in with an all natural outer packaging! But there are lots of others, with packaging that we can actually eat, like apples and pears and grapes and cherries and blueberries and many, many more! They all have natural sugars to help create energy and fiber to help with proper digestion. So instead of grabbing a salty bag of chips or something sugary as a snack, you should grab one of natures delicious treats and spoil yourself with the good stuff!!
"When NASA sends probes to other planets, they aren't looking for
soda or coffee or energy drinks; they are looking for liquid water!"
Hydration: Have you ever thought about how much water impacts your life? Have you ever really paid any attention to how much water you drink each day? Are you aware of how much your water intake and hydration levels affect your overall health? Recent scientific discoveries indicate that hydration may actually be one of the most important aspects of good health. As a general rule, at a minimum, your total daily intake of water should be equal to half your body weight in ounces, so ask yourself, do I drink enough water each day?
We are all aware that water is essential to life. Most people believe their sense of thirst is the key indicator of dehydration. The fact is, by the time you feel thirsty your body is already feeling the effects of dehydration. When you suffer from dehydration it affects every aspect of your body. Creating a daily routine of water intake that fits into your lifestyle may reduce future health risks and improve your general state of well being. Most people believe that they drink enough liquids each day to stay properly hydrated, because, let’s face it, the main ingredient in most beverages is water, right? However, drinks such as coffee and tea actually take water from your body because they are diuretics. If you drink one cup of coffee you need at least two additional cups of water per day to replenish your daily requirement of liquid water, which is also called H2O.
Many people think drinking any beverage is the same as drinking water, but it's not! Even if the main ingredient is water, once you add something to it, the properties of the water are altered and the interaction between this altered water and the body changes. So guzzling barrels of soda is not the same as drinking water! And remember, your body is 0% soda! In fact, when NASA sends probes to other planets, they aren't looking for soda or coffee or energy drinks; they are looking for liquid water! The body is made up of approximately 70% water, which is why it is so important to us. Water is essential for proper digestion. It helps remove toxins, improves circulation and regulates the body's cooling system.
Hazards of Bottled Water: It has been recently discovered that single use plastic water bottles may be causing more than just an environmental issue, there may be actual health issues associated with consuming bottled water. Studies have found tiny pieces of "micro-plastics" in the water, along with traces of chemicals used to make the plastic bottles. The best advice is to stay away from single use plastic water bottles, unless there is an emergency and nothing else is available. The fact is that most bottled water is nothing more than filtered tap water, in some cases it's not even filtered, it's just regular tap water, sold at premium prices. So it's best for the environment, your health and your finances to avoid the single use plastic bottled water and get a reusable water bottle to drink from.
Remember, consuming the recommended water intake for your weight and size is essential for living a healthy life. We can go weeks without any food, but we can only survive for 3 or so days without any water. The bottom line is: drink more water! It is the key to a healthier life!
The BEST Water: The best water to drink for health and hydration is called alkaline ionized water, which is produced by a device called a water ionizer. The device hooks right up to your faucet and is very easy to use. When you turn on the water it flows through the device and is first filtered to remove chlorine and other contaminants. The water then passes over negatively and positively electrically charged plates, which separates the water into two streams. The one we drink is loaded with natural antioxidants, which helps us be healthy. The water is smooth, delicious and is exactly what our body craves! If you'd like more information about these devices and how you can drink alkaline ionized water, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will send you more information.
A Happy & Healthy You Activity Book
Not only will your kids have hours of fun with this BIG 8 1/2 X 11 inch activity book, they might actually learn a thing or two about developing healthy habits and positive lifestyle choices! Prepared by a Certified Nutritional Therapist, this very informative and educational publication is disguised as a normal, everyday activity book. With this helpful parenting tool, kids won't even realize they are learning, which is great for parents who are having trouble getting their kids to eat healthy.
Mixed in with all the activities are numerous tips and hints to living a more healthy life and making positive lifestyle choices a priority. There are coloring pages, word searches, crossword puzzles, mazes and more! The high quality, bright white pages are perfect for displaying masterpieces made by your kids on the fridge or even in a frame! The fun pictures and lovable characters are sure to delight children and the useful information is sure to delight parents!