How To Keep The Kids Healthy & Active

Health News | by | 14th Apr 2016

Children being active in the sun

It’s common knowledge that keeping active and eating well are important things to do if you want to have a healthy lifestyle.

This advice also applies to children and young people and getting them into the good habits of doing regular exercise, keeping active and having a balanced diet can do wonders for their long-term health.

But how much physical activity should someone under 18 do? What kind of activities are suitable for them but are also fun? Well here at FamilyPoint we got sent this rather nice infographic answering those very questions. Not only that but it is approved by all four of the UK Chief Medical Officers, so you know it’s proper…

Physical activity Infographic for healthy children

More Tips On Staying Active?

If you want more information, advice or tips on keeping you and your family physically active then head to Change4Life Wales. They have a great section on ideas on how to be active for 60 minutes a day, without even really trying. While you are there you can also find some smashing recipes to try; we have to say the fabulous fish pie is getting our tummies rumbling just thinking about it!

As ever you can also contact your local Family Information Service for support, advice and information for your family and there’s always our helpline (see below) if you want to speak to someone one-to-one.

Finally if you have any tips or tricks on getting the kids more active across the day then please share them in the comments section below.

Want more health advice? Check out these previous articles:

FamilyPoint Cymru has a helpline if you need info or advice on family matters (including health issues) in Wales.

  • Phone: 0300 222 57 57
  • Text – 07860 052 905
  • Instant message (see top of page)

We are open 6pm-10pm Monday to Thursday and 10am – 2pm Friday & Saturday.

Cover Photo Credit: vharjadi via Compfight cc

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