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Whether it’s playing with friends or family, taking part in sports or other physical activities, or joining regular family activities, being active is good for everyone!
Active kids are more likely to become active adults, so teach them to enjoy it now!
Encourage kids to try a range of sports and activities to develop a range of skills and find one or two that they really like.
Sounds simple but the basic rule is that sport and activity should be enjoyable.
Kids take their cues from parents – so make activity a regular part of your family routine.
Help kids get active by giving sporting goods rather than toys as gifts.
Develop new family activities such as indoor rock climbing, bike riding, skiing or sailing.
Keep a touch football, basketball or tennis ball handy to grab on your way outdoors for an easy 20 minutes of fun.
Help kids find their own balance of friends, physical activities, indoor play and homework with unstructured play such as daydreaming, creating, thinking and reading.
That’s you! Introduce the kids to the way we all once got around – walking or riding bikes with them.
Aim for 30-60 minutes of moderate activity everyday plus 20-30 minutes of stronger activity up to three times a week.