Exercise

Do you exercise? Did you know that all of the following activities are different types of exercise?

  • walking to school
  • playing in the playground
  • riding a scooter
  • skateboarding
  • rollerblading
  • walking the dog
  • cycling on level ground or ground with few hills

If you do any of these for a minimum of 10 minutes a day, it counts as exercise. This is as well as your normal sports activities such as football, swimming, sprinting and anything that makes your heart beat faster!

 

Kids need to be active for 60 minutes a day. Learning a new sport or dance routine gives them a real sense of achievement. And they’ll feel loads more confident, too.

 

Change4Life have a great list of different sports and activities for you to access and follow:

 

Click here to find out morehttps://www.nhs.uk/change4life/activities/sports-and-activities

 

Why do we need to exercise? 

– Improves your mood

– Improves your sleep

– Its fun!

– Maintains good behaviour

– Helps keep your weight steady

It keeps you fit and healthy! Now take our QUIZ below!

 

Exercise quiz

Use the cartoon above to see if you can spot all the items and/or causes.

 

 

Exercise tips

Some useful websites by the NHS and BBC provide you with some great guides and information which we have provided below.

Click the link below to find out what the NHS says about how much exercise you should be doing for your age:

NHS- https://www.nhs.uk/Livewell/fitness/Pages/physical-activity-guidelines-for-young-people.aspx

BBC- http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/articles/5S1SqLT94GJkJGLjJlxbs3l/fitness

 

 

 

DO YOU WEAR A FITBIT OR USE ANY OTHER PORTABLE DIGITAL DEVICES TO HELP YOU STAY FIT?

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