I’ve been teaching my 4-year-old a concept of how what he eats and how physically hard he’s exercising affect his muscles and how he feels during the day.
Let me tell you. No matter how young your child is, she or he CAN grab this concept and follow it, repeat it to you with happiness in their faces, and grow up so much happier.
For example, I do reiterate daily that food gives him energy to do a lot of things. If he eats a lot of green leafy vegetables and fruit, his body will get a lot of great energy to run faster, to jump higher, to kick a soccer ball harder. He truly takes it all seriously. He trusts me in what I am saying. He trusts in the value of the information I share with him. And I speak in the positive, i.e., what foods really contribute to his well-being and strength.
I take those activities that he is familiar with and is proud to participate in (like soccer, running) and connect them with concepts of good eating habits and well-being.
The more cause-and-effect situations we present to our children, the better they will be wired to automatically explore a solution to any situation they are in. No matter what a situation is all about.
The other day, we received the EatSmart PrecisionTracker floor scale to test in our home. My toddler asked what it was and what it’s for. I decided to share this testing experience with him and teach him a concept or two. Together, we set this scale up and calibrated in three minutes.
I explained to my boy that this is a device to measure our weight. It’s almost the same scale like in his pediatrician’s office that weighs him in when we go for a visit. And weight depends on how tall your are and how old you are. I gave him an example of his mom and dad. Dad is the tallest in our family, he weighs more than you. Mom is taller than you are, and she weighs more than you do. You are the shortest in the family, let’s see what the scale will tell us how much you weigh.
That session went well. My toddler was excited that he could read numbers on the screen easily. Though I am not a proponent to weigh myself or my children every single day, to know what scale is about and how it connects to our bodies is a concept that’s important to know.
What I enjoy about this new floor scale is that it allows to keep records of 8 different users and automatically store information under each record. Once a record is established – which is a simple numerical number from 1 through 8 – the scale will know when you are on it and put information under the correct record. That is nifty!
For those who are using scale for any medical reason or trying to lose and maintain their weight, “step-on” technology and 4 high precision sensors will be providing consistent and accurate results.
In addition, you will see your weight change from the previous weighing session and from your starting weight, i.e., your first weigh-in.
And yes, this Precision Tracker digital scale by Eat Smart is light and made to accommodate any interior design you’re living in!