Kindergartners are simply the best, if you ask me! They are so intriguing and their innocence coupled with their ability to truly be in the moment is something I’ve always adored. They say the darndest things and they do even more fascinating things ,which is why I think we can a learn a lot from them when it comes to our health and fitness journeys. So lets go back into time beauties and learn some amazing healthy living tips from Kindergarteners.
1. Earn Your Dessert
“If you eat all your food then you can have dessert.” We’ve all heard this before right? This boundary our parents put on us is the first rule we let go of once we are grown and on our own. Talk about having our cake and eating it too. Now I am not saying we should always clean our plates, because truth be told that is something a lot of kids don’t do- they instinctively eat when they are hungry and stop when they are full. However what I am saying is that we start seeing treats as such, not a “I am grown woman, I can eat cookies if I want to.”
2. Anticipate Snack Time
My greatest memory from kindergarten is snack time. I would sit in my little seat after recess patiently waiting for my peanut butter and crackers thinking to myself, “Oh boy this is great!” After all I had double-dutched twice, hula hooped until I was dizzy and even beat a few boys in four square- all in a 20 minutes by the way. Simply put, my hunger was real then – not boredom in disguise like it is now. The body is a machine y’all. We take food in so we can put energy out therefore our consumption should match our physical exertion. Kindergartners understand this and we ought to readopt this.
3. More Recess Please