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Active Parents, Active Kids
Active Parents, Active Kids
A look at the value of encouraging physical activity for children, stressing the importance of parental involvement....
Change 4 Life: Helping Families Stay Fit
Change 4 Life: Helping Families Stay Fit
An explanation of the Government’s Change4Life project and why it works....
Does Sport Have to Be Expensive?
Does Sport Have to Be Expensive?
These days, everything seems to be expensive, from the gym membership or admission fees to the clothes and kit, and parents might be wary of encouraging children and…...
Encouraging Schools to Incorporate Play
Encouraging Schools to Incorporate Play
A look at the lack of physical education (PE) classes and other opportunities for activity for students. Includes ideas for increasing the time that kids get to play…...
Exercise in Pregnancy
Exercise in Pregnancy
Exercising in pregnancy is just as important as exercising at any other time. Exercise can increase energy, is good for muscle tone, and improves strength and…...
Fit Families and Water Sports
Fit Families and Water Sports
Summer is the time to get out into the water and water sports are a great way to get exercise and keep cool all at the same time, and to keep fit as a whole family....
Fun Exercise Facts: How Do We Compare to Animals?
Fun Exercise Facts: How Do We Compare to Animals?
Every year, humans break new sporting records, going higher, faster, deeper or longer. However thoroughly these records are broken, animals will always manage to beat…...
Fun Exercise Facts: How Far is It?
Fun Exercise Facts: How Far is It?
Ever wondered how far it would be to swim the channel or how many jumps would take you to the moon?...
Fun Facts: What Does Exercise Do to Us?
Fun Facts: What Does Exercise Do to Us?
It's good to exercise - experts recommend that children should get 60 to 90 minutes activity every day, and even children with problems such as asthma should still…...
Great Gifts for Active Kids & Teens
Great Gifts for Active Kids & Teens
Gift ideas that promote fitness and activity for kids of all ages, from babies to teens. Includes a breakdown of recommended gifts by age category....
Healthy Family Fun
Healthy Family Fun
Ideas for parents who wish to incorporate active playtime into their family’s routine. Includes tips on playing with young children, making time for family fun, and…...
How to Engage Children in Dance
How to Engage Children in Dance
Engaging children in dance as a way of getting exercise without realising it. The health benefits: physical and psychological. Finding dance workshops and classes....
Little Things That Add Up
Little Things That Add Up
Ideas for parents who wish to encourage their children to be more active. Includes ideas for incorporating small bits of exercise into the regular routines of children....
Making Time for Fitness
Making Time for Fitness
A look at ways for busy people to incorporate exercise and activity in their lives. Stresses the importance of parents prioritising fitness for their children....
Pets as Exercise Partners
Pets as Exercise Partners
A look at the exercise benefits of adding a pet to the family. Includes information about other benefits of pet ownership, including decreased allergies and asthma, as…...
Summer Exercise for Families
Summer Exercise for Families
As the weather gets better, summer is a great time for exercise, and an ideal way for families to spend some time together....
Tips for Raising Active Teens
Tips for Raising Active Teens
Ideas for instilling a love for exercise and physical activity into kids and teens. Includes recommendations for making fitness a family priority....
Trampolines
Trampolines
A look at the use of trampolines as fitness tools for kids. Includes listings of the benefits of trampolines as well as cautions for safety issues....
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