How To Keep Your Under-5s Healthy & Active

Health | by | 31st Aug 2016

Swimming kids for healthy and active under 5s article

We all know that getting off the sofa, keeping active and eating well do wonders for our health and our lifestyle.

While we know to try and do this as adults, it also applies to children, and even to newborns. It’s never to early to start getting into good habits. Things like regular physical activity, exercise and having a balanced diet can have a really big impact on children’s health and wellbeing for the rest of their lives.

This is because physical inactivity is the fourth greatest cause of preventable ill health across the whole of the UK. It is responsible for one in six deaths and up to 40% of many long term health conditions. So keeping active is really important and there’s no better time to start than right now!

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But you don’t often see toddlers down the gym, so what’s the best way for under-5s to keep active and have fun at the same time? And how long should the little ones be active for each day? 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…

under-5s physical activity infographic

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 WalesThey 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!

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How To Keep The Kids Healthy & Active

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 to find out about services available to you and your child in your area? Would you like to chat about family matters in general? Then get in touch with the FamilyPoint Cymru helpline.

  • 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.

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