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Physical Activity

Being active has many benefits including helping to maintain a healthy weight, reducing stress and promoting sleep
Child in park
 

Children and young people between the ages of 5-19 should take part in 60 minutes of physical activity every day.

This may include

·         Walking to school

·         Playing in the playground

·         Taking a dog for a walk

·         Skateboarding or Rollerblading

·         Cycling

·         Playing a team sport such as football, hockey or rounders

·         Dancing

·         Running

It is important to not sit for too long and to minimise the length of time that children and young people spend on computer games and watching TV.