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!
As restriction are lifted we are working to increase our programme. Check out our Get Active timetables for more information.
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