Just move and move at an early age. That is the summary of a study presented in 2012, concluding that lasting health habits are solidified during childhood.
Obesity is a real concern for children. The risk of secondary health disorders like diabetes, heart problems, cognitive issues, behavioural concerns and social problems can be linked to limited activity. Increasing a young child’s activity can assist to combat such potentially troubling problems. What can you do to help encourage and lead your child toward a healthy, active life?
Practical tips and rules
- Practice what you preach! Engage in family activities with your child/children.
- Lead by example- get moving yourself.
- Reduce screen time.
- Move more. Children need at least 60 minutes of exercise every day.
- Get involved and be social - a charity, sporting or community social groups.
- Make it fun.
- Give your child options and varieties. Multisports develop a well-rounded, physically strong athlete.
If you need help starting your child on the right path of a healthy, active life, PLEASE feel free to contact us and we will guide you and support you in any way possible.