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How Much Exercise is Enough?

Do you know how much physical activity your child needs to stay healthy?

All children including babies should be helped and encouraged by parents and carers to be physically active every day.

Exercise is important for good health for EVERYONE. Our body was designed to move every day. With well over 200 joints, our bodies can do so much more than sit looking at a TV, phone or computer screen!

Let’s Get Our Little People Moving

Under 5 year olds

It is really important for our under 5s to be physically active every day.

Daily physical activity promotes the healthy growth and development of babies, toddlers and pre-schoolers.

As parents and carers we should be encouraging any physical activities to these little people, including light and more energetic activity.

For children aged 5 years and above

It is recommended that these children do at least 60 minutes of physical activity every day – this can range from moderate to vigorous activity.

It is important that these activities include exercise that helps strengthen muscles and bones.

As parents we should also limit the time our children spend sitting and being sedentary, this includes watching TV, playing computer games and travelling by car when they could walk or ride a bike.

By encouraging our children to be active for at least 60 minutes a day we are helping our children on the path to better general health, stronger bones and muscles, and higher levels of self-esteem.

How much physical exercise is enough?

Babies

Toddlers

All children aged under 5

Children 5 years and older

Did You Know…

  • Children who exercise are more likely to keep exercising as adults
  • Exercise helps children achieve and maintain a healthy body weight
  • Regular physical activity helps build and maintain strong, healthy muscles, bones and joints
  • Exercise improves the quantity and quality of sleep
  • Children who exercise have greater self-esteem and a better self-image
  • Exercise helps improve motor coordination and enhances the development of various motor performance skills

AND FINALLY…Children who are active report fewer symptoms of anxiety and depression and a better overall mood

At Balance & Beam…

We Believe

All Children are special and should be treated as individuals

Every one of our members are praised and encouraged throughout their class. Our Child Development Programme is designed to empower children in every area of their development, working on both their social and physical development. Children learn to share, turn take and follow instruction, all skills that will help them in all walks of their lives.

We Praise

Every Achievement is an amazing achievement

The physical part of our programme is delivered through fun, non-competitive gymnastics where children develop at their own pace with lots of positive feedback and no pressure. We praise the smallest of achievements because we know what may be a small achievement for one child can be a massive one for another.

We Know

Every one of our classes should be FUN, FUN, FUN for EVERY child!

When children enjoy an activity, they want to do more of it. Doing a regular exercise improves their abilities and helps them feel good and proud about their achievements, especially when their effort is noticed and praised.

We are Unique

There is no one else locally doing what we do

Securing a place for your child on our wonderful programme is giving them a fantastic opportunity.

Children who are introduced to a fun physical activity which they enjoy doing from an early age are more likely to go on to develop a love of exercise and being active that will last a lifetime.

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