5 ways for your kids to get active

by Akkarawuth Kamwan on 16-12-2011
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5 ways for your kids to get active

Family holidays does not have to be a time when “The wheels fall off” our healthy eating and exercise regime. In fact, it can be quite the opposite as we have a little more time available.

• Instead of driving everywhere leave the car and walk, run, jog, ride your bike. • Follow The National Physical Activity Guidelines recommended for children aged between 5-18 years 1. Participate in at least 60 minutes of moderate to vigorous activity each day. 2. Children and young people should not spend more than 2 hours a day using electronic media for entertainment (eg computer games, Internet, TV), particularly during daylight hours. • Involve the kids in the grocery shopping this can teach them about good food choices and how to avoid bad food choices. • Take advantage of the great outdoors and reduce TV’s and computer time. Plan your kids activities and get them outside. • Spend a day at the local aquatic centre. This Christmas give the gift of health to you children and get them outside and active.

The ActiveActivities Team