Celebrate Learn To Swim Day

While you may not have
celebrated this in the past,
the third Saturday in May is
actually National Learn to
Swim Day. This is a day set
aside to recognize the
importance of teaching
children to swim and to
remind parents about the
importance of reviewing
water safety rules before the
busy summer season starts.

With more people having private pools, and most children having access to public pools, lakes, oceans and even streams, rivers and other bodies of water, teaching kids to swim is not just an option, it is a decision that can save a child's life.

Lessons
There are a lot of different organizations that offer lessons for children of all ages. Mom and Dad may want to take lessons with their younger children as it builds confidence and make it a family activity.

The YMCA, as well as many of the Boys & Girls Clubs of America, offer low-cost options in many communities. Some schools and community centers also offer swimming and tend to offer reasonably priced lessons.

Make it Fun
It is important to make swimming a fun activity. Kids may naturally be nervous about water, so encourage your children to splash about in shallow water, play with floats and water toys, and ride along when adults are swimming.

There are fun swimming games that instructors or parents can use to encourage kids to focus less on the possible fears and more on the fun of being in the water. You can place small "treasures" on the floor of the pool, gradually moving them into deeper water. Kids can dive for "treasure" and Mom and Dad can cheer them on. Planning races or even throwing floating balls into the pool and allowing the kids to swim to collect as many as possible are all great options.

Parents, Grandparents, and other family members should interact with the child in the water at the depth the child is comfortable with. Gradually, and supporting the child, move to deeper water and provide encouragement, support, and reassurance until the child is ready to swim on his or her own.

 


Choose The Best Car Seat For Your Youngest Passengers

Safety is your No. 1 concern when driving with small children. The proper car seat is crucial. Here’s how to choose one that protects your most precious cargo:

Check the safety label. Make sure it meets or exceeds federal safety requirements for carrying children.

Be cautious about used seats. A previously owned seat that’s more than six years old may not be safe. Look for missing parts, cracks, or other signs of wear and tear. Call the manufacturer to ask about durability and recalls.

Get the seat that fits your child. Infant seats are designed for children from birth to about 20 to 35 pounds. Some can be converted to hold a child up to about 40 pounds. Otherwise, you’ll need a front-facing safety seat capable of holding children until they reach 40 pounds, and after that a booster seat can be used until they hit about 80 pounds. Keep careful track of how big your children grow.

Learn the safety belt test. When your child is about 13 years old, he or she may be ready to ride with just a seat belt. Do the child’s knees bend at the edge of a regular car seat? Does the belt ride low on his or her hips? Does the shoulder belt lie on the child’s collar or shoulder? Does the child sit comfortably with seat belt and shoulder strap correctly fastened? If any of the answers to these questions are no, keep the child in a safety seat until he or she has grown sufficiently.


Maintaining A Healthy Heart

The heart is one of the most important organs in the human body, which means that keeping it healthy is crucial to our overall health.

One of the best tips to maintaining a healthy heart is to follow a lifestyle that is beneficial to the heart, one which includes exercise, regular checkups with a physician, not smoking, eating
healthily with a variety of different kinds of food consumed in moderation, and taking necessary medications as and when appropriate.

It is also a good idea for people to be aware of their numbers like cholesterol, weight and blood pressure, and their risk factors.

People who have already had difficulties with their heart need to focus on recovery and rehabilitation, and to comply with all of the advice given by their health care provider.

The simplest advice for keeping a healthy heart is to exercise and keep a low sodium diet that stays away from processed meats, fatty foods and fruit and vegetables in cans, which contain a good deal of salt.

 



   
IN THIS ISSUE
  • Celebrate Learn To Swim Day
  • Choose The Best Car Seat For Your Youngest Passengers
  • Maintaining A Healthy Heart
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