Let’s Get Active

Regular physical activity helps children:

  • with healthy growth and development
  • build strong bones and muscles
  • improve balance and develop skills
  • maintain and develop flexibility
  • achieve and maintain a healthy weight
  • improve cardiovascular fitness
  • reduce stress and feel more relaxed
  • improve posture
  • boost confidence and self-esteem
  • have fun with their friends and make new ones

Children who don’t get enough physical activity are at a greater risk of becoming overweight or obese. This makes it harder for them to be active and keep up in sport or play.

Children should get at least 60 minutes of moderate to vigorous physical activity every day. They can get even more health benefits from doing a couple of hours of physical activity every day.

Here are some useful websites to use to stay active:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/supermovers – a range of movement/dance and fitness activities for all age ranges.
https://thepeshed.com – a range of game ideas, warm-up and activities for children
https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=yoga+for+children – a range of yoga videos to help calm and relax people of all ages
https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=workouts+for+children – a range of fitness workouts suitable for children to do. Things to keep them active.
https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=mindfulness+and+meditation+for+children – a range of mindfulness and meditation videos suitable for children.
https://www.youtube.com/user/thebodycoach1 – Joe Wicks YouTube channel offers a range of exercises and workouts suitable for children.
https://www.gonoodle.com – funky songs and clips to dance and exercise along to.
https://homelearning.primarypepassport.co.uk – a selection of videos with PE challenges