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Keeping the little ones entertained

With the school holidays now in full swing, you may be looking for ideas to keep your little ones entertained.

It’s a perfect time to join Change4Life’s 10 minute shake up, with the theme over the summer being ‘Train like a Jedi’.  It will take children on a galactic adventure incorporating the excitement of Star Wars and inspire children to get more active.

You can take part online and this latest campaign encourages children to build their confidence and learn new fitness moves.

To find out more, visit www.nhs.uk/change4life/activities/train-like-a-jedi where Olympic gold medalist Jade Jones will guide you through 12 special moves which will help you master the ways of the Jedi.

Once you have finished the training, these Jedi skills will be invaluable in the next part of the journey - a series of secret challenges during the summer holidays.

There’s also a range of activities taking place in the borough’s libraries - find out more at www.knowsley.gov.uk/kidssummerlibrary

As well as the children keeping active, did you know that just ten minutes of exercise a day could really help to boost your own health and wellbeing?

If you don’t think you’ve got the time, you can add this on to everyday activities such as taking the stairs rather than the lift, doing a brisk walk during your lunch break or get off the bus a stop early and walk the extra distance.  At home, getting the hoover out or taking the dog for a walk all add up.

Consider wearing a tracker and aim to build your steps up over time or download one of the free pedometer apps on your phone.

It’s never too late to make small lifestyle changes such as being more active, eating healthier or drinking less - they will all help to improve your health and wellbeing.  To find out more visit www.healthyknowsley.co.uk

Whatever you’re doing over the summer, enjoy!

 

Posted by HEALTHY KNOWSLEY with Matthew Ashton, Director of Public Health for Knowsley and Sefton on August 7th, 2018

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