Here are our 5 top tips to getting your children active.
A misconception amongst men is that exercising for an hour or two will burn enough calories to let you indulge in your favorite foods. Think again! So how many calories can men really eat?
Ladies, how long would you have to run to really burn off that sneaky chocolate bar after work? Watch to find out how many calories women can really eat.
Most people allow themselves to indulge after working out. The reality is that you have to exercise for much longer to justify eating that chocolate bar. So, just how much exercise is enough?
Walking is an overlooked exercise that has many health benefits and can help aid weight loss. Fancy giving it a try? Watch to learn how to walk yourself thin!
Weight lifting is great exercise for losing weight and can help tone your body. Watch this video to find out about the benefits of lifting weights.
Watch our video series of yoga exercises that can help with posture, strength and mobility.
In this video in our yoga series, Sheila Brown demonstrates a basic yoga exercise.
Sheila Brown demonstrates two methods of doing a yoga exercise.
Sheila Brown demonstrates a standing and sitting method of a new yoga exercise.
Sheila Brown demonstrates a new yoga exercise that you can do cross-legged or sitting on your heels.
Sheila Brown demonstrates a new yoga exercise for you to try out.
Ditch the car for walking or biking it to school. Avoid traffic and start exercising your way to healthier living. Exercise in the morning can be a great stimulant for the mind so make sure you encourage your child to get up a little earlier and make the effort. You can perhaps organise walking groups with other children in the area and get them to put last year's Christmas (show bike in b-roll) present to efficient use.
If they’re into playing action video games they might enjoy a karate class! Enrolling in an extracurricular activity can be a great way for your children to meet new friends and get out of the house.
Go and explore the great outdoors! Climb trees, fly kites or play soccer in the field out front. If it’s raining you can try some indoor rollerblading, ice skating or try indoor adventure centres.
Sign up for activity challenges together like sponsored walks or sports days. This can be a great way to spend quality time with your child and get them exercising for a good cause!
Don’t huddle your children indoors too much. The risks involved in letting them play outdoors are far less than the risks you put them at if you keep them bundled inside which include diabetes, anti-social behaviour, depression and obesity.
Children should get at least an hour of physical activity every day, which should be a mix of moderate-intensity aerobic activity, such as fast walking, and vigorous-intensity aerobic activity, such as running.
On three days a week, these activities should involve muscle-strengthening activities, such as push-ups, and bone-strengthening activities, such as running. Many vigorous-intensity aerobic activities can help you meet your weekly muscle- and bone-strengthening requirements, such as running, skipping, gymnastics, martial arts or football.
Published June 2013comments powered by Disqus