×
Riley Hospital for Children Flu-related Visitor Restrictions in Place for NICU

Riley Hospital for Children at IU Health flu-related visitor restrictions have been lifted. However, because babies, especially those who are ill or premature, are at higher risk of serious complications if they get the flu, visitation restrictions are still in place for all Neonatal Intensive Care Units (NICUs) until further notice. 

Book Appointment Online with select physicians.
Request Appointment Online to schedule with one of our coordinators.
1.888.IUHEALTH for
Same-Day Primary Care Appointments.
If you are experiencing a medical emergency, please call 9-1-1.

4 Ways to Raise Health-Conscious Kids

Blog 4 Ways to Raise Health-Conscious Kids

When raising children, it’s important to instill in them the value of a health-conscious lifestyle. Raising children who value their well-being, physically and mentally, will prepare them for the challenges they face as they grow into adulthood. Here are four ways that you, as a parent, can instill health-consciousness in your children as they grow up:

  1. Be a good example for them. It isn’t enough to tell your children that they need to eat right, exercise and go to the doctor regularly. You need to do all of these things. You are the model upon which your children will base themselves, and so you need to be the best example possible in regards to health. If you exercise and eat right, your children are more likely to do those things as they grow up.
  2. Take them to the doctor regularly. Your greatest health ally outside of your family is your primary care physician. Getting your children into the habit of meeting with a doctor regularly for checkups will encourage them to do the same.  
  3. Keep them active. Sign your kids up for team sports. If they don’t like team sports, encourage them to bike, swim, or play outside as much as possible. Creating healthy fitness habits early will keep your children fit when they are young, and also encourage them to keep up those habits as they get older.
  4. Let them help cook healthy meals. It’s important to cook healthy meals for your family. Let your kids help. Whether it’s chopping vegetables, or stirring a sauce, letting your kids help prepare healthy meals teaches them how to make healthy food for themselves.  It also gives them something that they can feel ownership of- helping them to value healthy food.

Viewing all posts in …

Other Blog Posts That May Interest You

Blog Back to School: 5 Healthy Lunch Ideas

Back to School: 5 Healthy Lunch Ideas

Everyday Wellness

School is now in full swing and it’s time to start packing brown bag lunches for your kids. If...

Continue reading
Blog Beyond Sports- How to Keep Kids Active If They Don’t Like Team Sports

Beyond Sports- How to Keep Kids Active If They Don’t Like Team Sports

Everyday Wellness

Team sports are a great way to help kids stay in shape and develop healthy habits, as they get...

Continue reading
Blog

Cholesterol & Your Child

Everyday Wellness

As adults, we know we need to watch our cholesterol in order to maintain good health. But did you...

Continue reading

Viewing all posts in …