How to keep active
It’s very important to keep active. It’ll help children to grow big and strong, help them to feel more relaxed and develop new skills. Keeping active doesn’t have to be boring – it's the perfect time to hang out with friends and find a new hobby. Here’s some of our tips on how to keep active.
Join a club
There are plenty of clubs that your child can join to keep them active. Finding one that they enjoy will encourage them to continue doing it regularly. Dance, gymnastics, swimming, tennis, there’s something out there for everyone. We also have football for both boys and girls at LPS, so you don’t have to go far to find a great club to join.
Walk to school
Sometimes it seems a lot easier to take the car to school. The weather may be a bit gloomy, or you might be in a rush. Walking to school is a great way to keep active however, so it’s important to do it if you can. By walking to school and back, you’ve already contributed to the hour a day of exercise recommended by the NHS. Not only will it help you become healthier, but it will also help the environment by cutting down harmful emissions.
Buy gifts that are active
Buying a new game for your child’s console might encourage them to sit in the house. This isn’t to say that they shouldn’t have games, but birthdays and Christmas are perfect opportunities to get gifts that’ll keep them active. For example, a cricket set or a tetherball pole are a lot of fun and also get in some exercise.
There’s no point buying a cricket set for your child if they’ve got no one to play it with. Set a good example to your children by getting involved with their activities. Show them how fun it can be to keep active rather than tell them. It’s a great way to spend time with the family and keep you all more active and healthier.
Utilise the games console
This might go against what we said earlier, but there are plenty of games you can buy to keep you active while having fun. Games like Just Dance or Wii Sports are fun ways to exercise without it feeling like a chore. This is the perfect way to keep active on those rainy days.
At LPS, we keep active as part of the curriculum. If you want to find out what more about what we’re doing in our Health and Wellbeing area of the curriculum, click here!