Back to School Wellness Tips with Terra Wellington

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Editor in Chief of, Terra Wellington, Provides Back to School Tips for Parents and Kids

With back to school in full force, many families are having to adjust to a new routine. There’s the early morning rush, after-school activities to juggle, and late-night homework. Many parents and kids end up needing to find ways to stay healthy and get enough rest. Recently, Editor-in-Chief of teamed with YourUpdateTV to provide some helpful tips for back to school wellness.

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Get Enough Rest:

Parents have a ton on their mind once school starts so it can be hard to get rest. Research says that when parents don’t get enough sleep, their minds work slower, they have less patience, and they have difficulty forming happy expressions. Of course, none of this is great for good parenting.

Help the family by quieting the household earlier at night by turning off electronics and dimming your lights. Most children and teens need 10 to 11 hours of sleep each night. Adults generally need between 7 and 9.

Natrol’s Advanced Sleep Melatonin Plus 5-HTP is a great solution for moms and dads that need some extra sleep help. From the #1 brand of Melatonin, Natrol Advanced Sleep Melatonin + 5-HTP is scientifically formulated to calm your mind with 5-HTP, helps you fall asleep fast with a quick release Melatonin and stay asleep with a controlled release Melatonin. It’s 100% drug free, so you wake up fresh and avoid that groggy morning feeling.

Combat Those Germs:

Many families experience kids getting sick within the first month of school. Back to school often means back to germs.

The CDC says 80% of germs that make you sick are picked up by your hands. While sanitizing schools is important, it’s equally crucial for parents to teach children to keep their hands clean and avoid touching their eyes, nose and mouth with unclean hands.

GermFree24 from Zoono is a hand sanitizer that can really protect a child from germs at school. After applying once, it bonds a thin layer of protection on the skin and destroys 99.9% of germs on contact and works continuously to kill germs for 24 hours. It’s vastly different from traditional hand sanitizers in that one application lasts all day, giving parents peace of mind even when they aren’t around.

Pesticide-Free Lice Treatments:

Just in time for back to school, September marks the beginning of lice season in the U.S., a time when classroom outbreaks are at their peak. Lice is a major cause of school absences for children, usually transmitted via head-to-head contact among children, like during recess, or by sharing hats, brushes or combs.

If a child gets head lice, the Nix Ultra® Lice Removal Kit is a great resource for parents, an easy-to-use over-the-counter kit that safely kills both traditional and super lice, as well as their eggs. Super lice are head lice that have genetically mutated to become resistant to the active ingredients in some traditional lice treatment products. The Nix Ultra® solution is pesticide free, making it an important resource in combatting super lice. Nix also has an online tracker to help parents spot and prepare for outbreaks in their area.

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About Terra Wellington:
Actress and TV personality Terra Wellington regularly appears on morning TV and radio programs across the nation to talk about healthy living and environmental issues. She is the editor-in-chief at, a lifestyle site for busy moms that gives inspiration and how-to’s for food and everyday healthy living. She is also the author of The Mom’s Guide to Growing Your Family Green: Saving the Earth Begins at Home.

About YourUpdateTV:
YourUpdateTV is a social media video portal for organizations to share their content, produced by award-winning video communications firm, D S Simon Media ( It includes separate channels for Health and Wellness, Lifestyle, Media and Entertainment, Money and Finance, Social Responsibility, Sports and Technology.

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