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Keeping teens healthy in this challenging time

The quarantine may have eased but parents should remain vigilant especially when it comes to their teen’s health. This age group’s active and outgoing nature can make them vulnerable to sickness. Yet, a strong immune system is still people’s best defense against an invisible enemy.

To keep teens healthy and on-the-go in this time of COVID-19, below are some ways to engage them.

Get teens moving

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With quarantine in place, all teens are bound to stay indoors. Majority will find themselves with their gadgets either playing games, or on social media but they still need to be physically active. Regular physical activity can help build strong bones and muscles, improve their heart and lung health, and lift their moods.

Encourage your teens stay active for an hour or more every day. Look for indoor activities such as cooking, house cleaning or do Tiktok dance challenges and bond with them. Keeping teens mobile will help them feel empowered.

Be strict with sleeping time

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Teens need about 8-10 hours of sleep on the average every day to be in their best. Not getting enough sleep can lower the immune system. Help them keep a routine and make sure gadgets are off by bedtime.

Eat a balanced diet

No single food can prevent people from getting COVID-19. But eating a healthy balanced diet can help the immune system function better against viruses and diseases. A balanced diet for teens does not mean a meal of junk treats like donuts, bag of chips or soda but a plate that contains a variety of food like fruits, vegetables, whole grains, beans, and dairy as it will help them to get the nutrients their growing bodies need.

Boost the immune system

The immune system is the body’s defense against infections, reason why we need to make it stronger. A healthy immune system has better fighting chance to fend off diseases. Until there is no vaccine against COVID-19, parents need to make sure their teen’s immune system is at its best.

Boosting youngster’s immune system with vitamins and minerals such as Vitamin C and Zinc like Dayzinc can also help. Dayzinc chewables contain a combination of sodium ascorbate and ascorbic acid for its Vitamin C (250mg) plus zinc (5mg).

Vitamin C and Zinc has complementary roles in supporting the innate and adaptive immunity of the human body. Both helps to fight free radicals and protect the body against infections and diseases. Overall, Vitamin C and Zinc is important in teen’s physical and mental development, health maintenance and well-being.

Despite uncertainties brought by the pandemic, parents can still make teens feel incredible dahil sila ay naka-Dayzinc Chewable!

Dayzinc is the only Vitamin C and Zinc chewable tablet for teens in a convenient once a day dosing regimen. It retails at Php 195 per box of 30s and is sold in Mercury Drugstore, Watsons, Southstar and other leading drugstores nationwide. Dayzinc is also available in oral drops for toddlers, syrup for kids and capsule for adults.

Give your teens the double protection of Vitamin C and Zinc para sa Proteksyong C-guradong, Zinc-gurado! For more information and updates, like and follow www.facebook.com/DayzincPH.

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