Physical Activity Resources for Families

Regular physical activity is essential for health. Keeping your family active can help prevent:

  • Heart disease & stroke
  • Type 2 diabetes
  • Obesity

According to the World Health Organisation being physically active can even reduce risk for certain cancers, including colon & breast cancer. The resources below will help you to keep your family active. Lets get our kids moving!

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Eight Tips to Get Your Kids Active

Healthy girl on a bicycle

Encouraging children to be active helps them to burn off excess energy and will leave them (and you!) in a better mood! Helping our children to be active is also a vital way to ensure that they lead happy and healthy lives. Regular exercise helps children to avoid illnesses like heart disease, stroke and certain […]

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Halloween Games

Apples Bobbing

Get the Halloween party started with some games! Apple Bobbing Partly fill a basin with water, keeping the water level low if young children are playing. Add some delicious apples (the bigger they are the more difficult). Keeping your hands behind your back,  get the apples out of the basin only using your teeth. One […]

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Fact File: Children and Sport

children swimming

Children need to be active – experts recommend that kids should get at least one hour of exercise every day. Playing sport regularly is a great way for children to be active. Through sport they can learn new skills, improve their concentration, learn about fair play, develop self discipline and most importantly have fun. Joining […]

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Fact File: TV and Children’s Health

TV watching child health

The average child in Ireland & the UK watches TV for almost 3 hours per day. This means that by the time a child reaches the age of 70, they will have spent almost 9 years watching TV. Over the course of a year, most children spend more time watching TV than they spend in school.

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Ways to Be Active Every Day

Active Kids

To be healthy we need to be active every day. With our busy home, work, school lives it isn’t always easy to get your daily dose of exercise. We’ve put together a few ideas that will help you and your family get active every day without setting foot inside the gym!

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Active Christmas

Healthy Active Children

Christmas is a great time to encourage the whole family to be more active. Most of us have more family time during Christmas, so why not get active with your kids? Getting some exercise will keep your family healthy & will help to reduce stress levels. Check out our suggestions for simple family activities to try this Christmas…

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Ways to be Active – Christmas Presents for Health!

Christmas gift ideas

Why not make the healthy choice this Christmas and choose toys that get your kids moving? It’s important that our kid’s are active every day and having active toys around will encourage them to move more. We’ve had a look at what’s available and put together a few suggestions to help Santa.

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