Healthy Lifestyle Program

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Supporting Your Family's Well-being

Navigating health and wellness for your family can be challenging, especially in today’s fast-paced world. Understanding the essentials, from the differences between simple and complex carbohydrates to managing screen time, ensuring adequate physical activity, and getting enough sleep, is crucial. Our Healthy Lifestyle Program provides practical, telehealth-accessible tools designed to transform old habits into new, healthy routines for the entire family. In these unprecedented times, it’s more important than ever to support our children’s resilience and overall well-being. Contact our San Diego offices to schedule an appointment and start your family’s journey to better health today.

Available Telehealth Appointments

At Pediatrics in Paradise, your family's comfort and safety are our highest priorities. That's why we offer convenient Telehealth appointments, allowing you to receive the care you need right from the comfort of your home.

What is the Difference Between Simple and Complex Carbohydrates?

Carbohydrates are essential nutrients that provide energy for our bodies. They come in two types: simple and complex. Simple carbohydrates are quickly digested and found in foods like fruits, milk, and sugar. Complex carbohydrates take longer to break down and are found in foods like vegetables, whole grains, and legumes. Understanding these differences helps make healthier food choices for your family.

How Much Screen Time is Too Much?

Managing screen time is crucial for both children and adults. The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends no more than one hour per day of high-quality programming for children aged 2 to 5. For older children and adults, it’s important to balance screen time with other activities, such as physical exercise and social interaction.

The Right Amount of Physical Activity

Physical activity is vital for a healthy lifestyle. Children should get at least 60 minutes of physical activity each day, including aerobic exercises like running and cycling. Adults should aim for at least 150 minutes of moderate-intensity or 75 minutes of high-intensity exercise per week. Staying active helps improve overall health and well-being.

Ensuring Adequate Sleep

Sleep is critical for health, especially for growing children. Preschoolers need 10-13 hours of sleep per day, while school-aged children should get 9-12 hours. Teenagers require 8-10 hours, and adults should aim for 7-9 hours of sleep each night. Adequate sleep supports physical and mental health, enhancing your family’s overall well-being.

Navigating 2020: Adapting to a New Normal

2020 has been an unprecedented year, filled with isolation, uncertainty, and stress. Despite these challenges, children have shown remarkable resilience. However, they need our guidance and support to adapt and thrive in these changing times.

Our Healthy Lifestyle Program

Our Healthy Lifestyle Program offers simple, actionable tools to transform old habits into new, healthy ones. Designed for the entire family, our program helps jumpstart a new course toward better health. Best of all, our services are available via telehealth, ensuring you can participate from the comfort of your home.

You have questions?

We understand parents have questions and we do our best to answer your questions about your child's health. If you need to make an appointment please reach out to us.
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