It is important for you and your child to stay physically active throughout the week. Building it in to your daily routine is a useful way to ensure it becomes part of your everyday activities that you can each enjoy on your own or together as a family.
‘Active play is essential for a young child's development’
Keeping physically active brings many health benefits. A great way to get your family to become physically active is to do activities together.
Younger children will find comfort in routines that include regular breaks and different ways of learning, so try to incorporate aspects of physical activity in to your new daily activities.
If you wish to exercise indoors, you may want to start each day using an online workout, or to use this as a mid-morning activity.
Being outside tends to lift our mood and we're very lucky that Jersey has many areas of natural beauty to appreciate.
Brisk walking is a great form of exercise; we have some amazing beaches, lanes and cliff path walks that can be enjoyed. There are also many bicycle paths where you and your child can enjoy a bike ride.
Websites to help you stay active
Try some of these free websites to keep you and your child of any age active at home:
|Association for Physical Education||5 to 11 years||Free|
|Ready Set Ride||3 to 11 years||Free|
|Move More Jersey Sport||All ages||Ideas on how to become more active, including balance games, links to inspirational videos, and singing and stretching exercises||Free|
|Keeping our Children Active at Home||All ages||A wealth of fun, physical activities for families||Free|
|Jersey Sport||All ages||Ideas on keeping healthy and active, including a homemade obstacle course||Free|
|British Heart Foundation||All ages||How to be active indoors||Free|
|Change 4 Life||All ages||Advice for parents about eating well and moving more. Includes engaging games that consider accessibility, and information about wellbeing||Free|
|This Girl Can Disney Workouts||All ages||Advice for parents about eating well and moving more. Includes engaging games that consider accessibility, and information about wellbeing||Free|