Keeping you Active at Home

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Due to the current school closures our work will continue by providing support for those looking to stay active at home.

The Chief Medical Officer recommends that all children and young people aged 5-18years aim for an average of at least 60 minutes a day of physical activity. See what the Chief Medical Officer suggests to help you achieve 60 Active Minutes by viewing a simple info-graphic here. 

Being physically active for at least 60 minutes each day will help your child’s health and well-being, improve their focus and increase their enjoyment of spending more time at home. Normal household activities count towards children’s physical activity levels – whatever gets the family up and moving! Here are a few ideas for everyday ways to move more:

Indoors

Tidy up races
How about a sock-pairing race and then aiming them at the linen basket?
Making your bed everyday
Hoovering and sweeping
window cleaning
Playing games like ‘twister’
a treasure hunt around the home

Outdoors

Drawing with coloured chalk
Setting up a mud kitchen with some old pots and pans
Doing some gardening, weeding, digging or cutting the lawn
Setting up a garden obstacle course. Using whatever you have to go over, under, through or around
How about some target games? What can you come up with?
Try different ways of travelling around, hopping jumping or crawling

 

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There are plenty of other activities or challenges to have a go at, some of these are available via the websites below.

 

Platform Name Resource type URL
Stay In, Work Out (Sport England) Ideas for indoor & outdoor activity https://www.sportengland.org/news/how-stay-active-while-youre-home
5-a-day fitness Activity ideas and routines www.5-a-day.tv
Go Noodle Yoga & Mindfulness https://www.gonoodle.com free to use, requires account
BBC Supermovers Plans, Worksheets & Teaching Resources https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/supermovers
Cosmic Kids Activity ideas and routines https://www.cosmickids.com
Youth Sport Trust 60 Second Challenge Cards https://www.youthsporttrust.org/60-second-physical-activity-challenges
Youth Sport Trust PE Home Learning Activities https://www.youthsporttrust.org/pe-home-learning
The Body Coach/ Joe Wickes Fitness workouts https://www.youtube.com/user/thebodycoach1
Premier League Primary Stars English, Maths & Physical Activity ideas https://plprimarystars.com/for-families
This Girl Can: Disney Dance Alongs Activity ideas and routines https://www.thisgirlcan.co.uk/activities/disney-workouts/
Change 4 Life Advice, activity ideas, routines and recipes https://www.nhs.uk/change4life/activities
Les Mills Online workouts https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLWTqWBiJIUtUmvFgSBhkLnxcthciXW6Nf
Teach Active Active Maths & English activities https://www.teachactive.org/free-trial/

 

We will also be sharing ideas and challenges through our social media platforms and updating this page with new resources as they become available so make sure you like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter to keep up to date.

 

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