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Staying away from too much caffeine, alcohol, smoking and other harmful products are obvious health tips for mothers (especially if breastfeeding), but here is some extra advice to help you keep healthy and strong

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Take a walk every day!
Twenty minutes is all you need to stay in shape. This will help you stay fit, and keep your bones and joints healthy. Your child will also love to get a feel of the outdoors. If you’re feeling more ambitious, why not try other gentle energy-boosting exercises such as tai chi and yoga.
Enjoy the benefits of water!
Not only does it eliminate harmful toxins from the body, but it also lowers the risk of certain diseases such as urinary tract infection, thrush and more. So start drinking: eight glasses of water a day is the ideal quantity!
Eat your greens!
This rule applies not only to your kids but to you too! Green vegetables are nutritional, anti-aging foods. Enjoy leafy green vegetables such as spinach, mustard greens, parsley, broccoli, and more. These foods promote health and fight major aliments.
Laughter is one of the best boosts not only to your mood but also to your health. So indulge in it. Have fun with your children, laugh, play and laugh some more. Happiness is priceless and there’s nothing more precious than the sound of your child’s laughter.
Have fun with your food!
Have fun with your food and enjoy it! Try different foods, get ideas and recipes from friends and family, and see what other kids are taking to school. Be creative and try new things every day with your food.
Never skip breakfast!
Never skip breakfast. This is the most important meal of the day that provides you and your child with energy all day. Stick with a nutritional, healthy breakfast such as cereal with semi-skimmed milk, fruit or yoghurt, toast or bread.
Eat a variety of different foods!
Eat a variety of different foods. Not only does this keep mealtimes interesting, but it is beneficial health-wise too. For optimal health you need 40 different kinds of vitamins and minerals a day, and the only way to ensure you get these is from variety.
Eat carbs!
Eat carbs! Believe it or not carbohydrates are very important and beneficial and at least half the calories in your diet should come from these foods. Try brown or whole-wheat pastas, bread and rice. It’s tasty and nutritional!
Gimme five!
Gimme five! Five fruits and vegetables a day that is! Fruits and vegetables are a significant source of vitamins, minerals and fiber. You and your children should have 5 servings a day. You can have this in the form of fresh juice too! You can also enjoy some fruity snacks or add some carrot sticks to your child’s lunch box!
Keep away from saturated fat!
Keep away from saturated fat! It may be tasty and your kids may love butter, fried foods, pies, sweets and so on but they have low nutritional value and even come with great health risks. Although we do need fats in our diet, too much can cause health problems, so keep these foods to a minimum!
Brush twice a day!
Make sure your children brush their teeth twice a day. Dental hygiene is very important to avoid cavities, gum disease and so on. Eating sugary or starchy foods can cause tooth decay and plaque buildup on the teeth. They may complain about it now, but they will thank you in the future for their pearly white smile