The more time spent being physically active, the greater the health benefits.
If you’re pregnant, the Chief Medical Officer’s (CMO’s) advice is to start gradually if you weren’t active prior to pregnancy, and if you were then to keep going but listen to your body and adapt. Staying active during pregnancy helps with mood, sleep and reduces the risk of high blood pressure, diabetes and weight gain.
Once baby is here and your busy and often tired, being active may seem like the last thing you want to do. But regular activity can relax you, keep you fit and help you feel more energetic. It can also help your body recover after childbirth and may help prevent postnatal depression.
Physical activity in early years (children under 5) helps to build relationships and social skills, it helps to maintain health and weight whilst developing muscles and bones. Taking part in physical activity contributes to brain development and learning whilst encouraging movement and co-ordination and improving sleep.
Children should aim for at least 180 minutes per day of physical activity including jumping, climbing, skipping, throwing, catching, dancing, playing and riding a bike. EVERY MOVEMENT COUNTS!
Spring Actvities and Crafts
Looking for some fun activities to do with the little ones this spring? re:fresh has got you covered! We’ve got Toddler Trails and Xplorer maps as well as arts and crafts and activities to do at home.
Whilst we are limited to the number of sessions we can deliver in person due to current restrictions, we want to support you to stay as active as possible with a number of outdoor sessions and sessions you can do at home.
Click the links below for the latest information.
Mum and Baby You Tube Playlist
For more videos on our Mum and Baby playlist click here.
Start Well BwD - Facebook Group
During the COVID-19 retrictions, re:fresh would like to take the opportunity to create a parenting network for all our members…past, present and future. Live online classes, chat, local info, product reviews, recipes, parenting news and info, trusted advice and support. When we can’t get together at a session we still want to provide a place for you to support each other.
Early Years You Tube Playlist
For more videos on our Early Years playlist click here.
For personalised support, information, motivation or guidance to look after your emotional and physical health call The Wellbeing Service on 01254 682037 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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