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Wednesday
Jul272016

LAUNCH of UK CMO infographic recommendations for under 5's physical activity and active play!

The latest fabulous infographic on physical activity for early years from the UK Chief Medical Officers (CMO's) has just been published.

 

The key message for all health care professionals and community outreach workers is to encourage the family/carers of all children to help babies and toddlers: to move more, sit less and play together. This is because:

 

  • Only one in 10 children aged 2-4 are active for 3 hours or more daily.
  • This is a new infographic based on existing CMO guidelines. It will help early years teachers, nursery schools, health visitors, and doctors to talk about importance of young children being active. It can also be used as a training resource.
  • The infographic is designed to explain the UK Chief Medical Officers recommendation that children aged under 5 should be physically active daily for at least 180 minutes, spread through the day. Every movement counts and includes crawling, walking, jumping, object and messy play.
  • It highlights the benefits being active and the range of activity to achieve this recommendation.  Physical activity has been shown to help maintain a healthy weight, improve concentration, health and fitness, improves sleep and builds social skills and confidence.

 

Physical activity guidelines for the under fives 


  • Physical activity should be encouraged from birth, particularly through floor-based play and water-based activities in safe environments.
  • Children of pre-school age who are capable of walking unaided should be physically active daily for at least 180 minutes (3 hours), spread throughout the day.
  • All under fives should minimise the amount of time spent being sedentary (being restrained or sitting) for extended periods (except time spent sleeping). 

These guidelines are designed to help early years professionals and practitioners understand the type and amount of physical activity under fives should do to benefit their health. 

Parent leaflets: Help your baby move and play everyday.

Parent leaflets: Help your child move and play everyday.

Please help make every contact count for baby and child physical activity!

Blog by Ann Gates CEO Exercise Works!

Saturday
Jul092016

#PEPA16 Week Six course activities available Monday 8th August 2016

Sadly it's the final week (week six) of the Physiotherapy, Exercise and Physical Activity #PEPA16 course.

All registered participants will receive an email from Physiopedia (contact Phyisiopedia via the links on the course details page) with the Week SIX details and the content can be accessed by your free Physiopedia+ account.

You can also logon to Physiopedia+ and access the previous weeks course content here.

Enjoy sharing and caring on all matters of physical activity across the world- thank you for joining us on this incredible educational journey. We look forward to receiving your evaluation comments!

Ann Gates CEO Exercise Works in partnership with @physiopedia.

Saturday
Jul092016

#PEPA16 Week FIVE course activities available Monday 1 August 2016

Thank you for joining Week Five of the Physiotherapy, Exercise and Physical Activity #PEPA16 course.

All registered participants will receive an email from Physiopedia (contact Phyisiopedia via the links on the course details page) with the Week FIVE details and the content can be accessed by your free Physiopedia+ account.

You can also logon to Physiopedia+ and access the previous weeks course content here.

Enjoy sharing and caring on all matters of physical activity across the world!

Ann Gates CEO Exercise Works in partnership with @physiopedia.