All children should be active for at least one hour a day.
You can help by encouraging your child to find activities they enjoy, and by building physical activity into family life. Most children love running around a park or playing in a playground. One reason why physical activity in childhood is so important is because it helps your child to maintain a healthy weight. But that’s not the only reason. Physical activity is part of the way children discover the world and themselves. It helps to build strong muscles and healthy bones, as well as to improve self-confidence.
There are lots of ways to help your family get active.
Making a Change4Life doesn’t need to be difficult. With a little help, it can be really rewarding and fun. Change4Life has lots of small, easy steps you can make to help put you and your family happily on your way – try them all!
Visit the Change 4 Life website for top tips for families.
Programmes that help children to grow into active, healthy young people are running all across Lincolnshire, and you can use the Activity Finder to find out what’s happening near you!