Being active

Being active for at least 60 minutes a day (5 – 18 years olds) where we feel warmer, breathe faster will give us healthier hearts, stronger bones, build our concentration, confidence and help us feel happier and worry less. This can be broken down into 10 minute blocks throughout the day.

Check out the guidelines for physical activity for children and young people (5 to 18 years).

There are some great ideas to get active. Our Active Partnership, Energize STW have created an Active Families challenge. Can you walk, jog or run a mile every day – The Daily Mile challenge? You and your family may want to count the number of steps or miles you do! If you have a smart phone there are lots of different apps that can help you do this. Change4Life have some great 10 minutes activities based on children’s favourite Disney characters.

Pick and mix your activities to try and reach 60 minutes of activity a day.

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A wide range of online fitness sessions from The Body Coach Joe Wickes on YouTube.

The Daily Mile is 15 minutes when children jog or run, at their own pace. Challenge yourself this Easter to complete the daily mile where you live every day. If you’ve got a smart phone record how many steps you do or how many miles you cover.

Going for a walk is one of the easiest ways to stay healthy and happy. To help keep your walk interesting, Living Streets have produced activities and resources for you to download for free.

Visit Telford Town Park as we hear something eggciting is happening following the popularity of the reindeer trials over Christmas. A spring trial with an Easter twist? Visit the Telford Town Park Facebook page for the latest updates. Another way for you and your family to complete your Daily Mile.

#ActiveFamiliesSTW offers lots of ideas and resources to keep your family active - indoors at home, in your garden or any local outdoor space available. Perfect for the Easter Holidays.

Phunky 15 Physical Activities are 15 minute activities you can do at home with no equipment or apparatus.

Disney inspired indoor games and 10 Minute Shake Up activities to help you stay active.

Activities, games and challenges for all the family. Whether you're indoors, outdoors, at home, in a park, there's something for everyone, including active board games such as Bingo and Connect 4.

Take part in the Youth Sport Trust 2 minute PE activities at home, available on the Youth Sport Trust YouTube channel.

Online after school club sessions, broadcast live every Tuesday and Thursday from 5pm on YouTube.

Visit the Active Kids Do Better website for support to help grown-ups get active with their children.

Funetics is a programme designed for parents and children (aged 4-11) to take part in FUN activities together, based on fundamental core movement skills: running, jumping and throwing.

Take part in lots of different dance sessions in your own home, taken from the popular "Just Dance" game.

Last updated: 28/03/2021 13:27