Early morning when my kid leaves for school, I always tell her to close the windows of the school bus. The reason is increasing pollution levels in Bangalore. Not just while going to school, but even when we walk on the streets, I tell her to cover her nose with a handkerchief. The pollution levels are out of control, but the immunity level of the child is still small. As per WHO (World Health Organization) data 2014-2015, the quality of air in India is the worst in the world.
I read somewhere that children breath more air per pound of body weight. Being shorter in height they are closer to the ground and breath in the polluted air. Plus They spend more time outdoors and hence they are more exposed to air pollution than adults. You might have seen in news recently that air pollution in Delhi is beyond safe limits. Sometimes I feel that I should stop living in a big city and go and live in a forest so that my family can breathe fresh air. But that is practically not possible due to our lifestyle today.
Air pollution causes number of health problems like serious lung infections. Small kids and young children are more prone to these infections due to smaller immunity levels. So how can we reduce the impact of environmental factors like air pollution on the kid? Here are somethings that I do:
- Close the windows of the school bus in which she travels to school.
- Give her healthy home-cooked food which is rich in omega 3 fatty acids and antioxidants as it helps build her immunity.
- Keep the house free of any type of air pollution like smoke from fire-crackers and even air-fresheners.
- Plant more trees around the house.
- Provide her with an air pollution mask whenever she goes cycling or whenever she goes on the bike with her father.
- Keep the child away from passive cigarette smoke. This is particularly important in public places like parks.
The pollution levels outside are very high. But the child’s immunity level is not so high. To combat the side-effects of high pollution levels, the child must have high immunity level too. For that the child should eat healthy food which is rich in nutrients. But the fussy eater needed something more than food as she always leaves her lunch box half-full. She is very choosy with food her taste and likes change every alternate day.
Recently I took up the #YESMOM challenge and saw many people talking about ActivKids Immuno Boosters on social media and WhatsApp groups. I am very careful with what my child eats and drinks. I discussed with the paediatrician about CIPLA ActivKids Immuno Boosters and also got a green signal from him.
ActivKids Immuno Boosters supplements the kid’s regular diet and helps him/her receive upto 100% RDA of key immunity nutrients like Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Vitamin B9 and Iron. ActivKids Immuno Boosters are available in a tasty Choco-bite format.
My kid loves to eat it after returning from school. Soon after reaching home, she has a cup of milk and followed by a piece of ActivKids Immuno Boosters. She just keeps in the mouth and goes to play. After returning from play she eats some snacks which I make for her. Check this video to know more about ActivKids Immuno Booster.
Building the kids immunity is extremely important in today’s polluted environment. ActivKids Immuno Boosters protects the body cells from damage and also helps in formation of immune cells. I am feeling happy that atleast in some way I can help in building the child’s immunity. I can already see my daughter performing well in studies at school as the concentration levels have improved. She stays more cheerful and happy these days. She is able to attend school regularly these days as she falls sick less often.
Thanks to Cipla for coming up with such wonderful health supplements. I will keep using the product as long to see more results. For all of you who are contemplating using the product after reading my experience, you can find it here. Also the TV ad for the product is below. Do share your experience of being a #YesMom after using Immuno Boosters.