Exercise for children

We’ve pulled together a selection of online exercise platforms who either offer free access or offer extended trials during the coronavirus outbreak.

You should aim to move every day.  Recommendation is:

  • Under 5’s - Three hours each day
  • Children and young people - one hour each day
  • Adults - 2 ½ hours each week

Further information is available at Livewell

Active mind

Being active can give a huge boost to our mental wellbeing – it may reduce symptoms of anxiety and depression too.
Read more on ways to improve your health and mental health.

Suggested excerise websites

  • Leicester-Shire and Rutland Sport, Physical Activity and Wellbeing
    A huge selection of activities to look after children’s physical and mental wellbeing. From Yoga to martial arts, and activities designed to support disabled children.
  • Cosmic Yoga
    Yoga, mindfulness and relaxation designed especially for kids aged 3 and over.
  • Funetics
    Free online classes created by England Athletics to help 4-11-year-old children get moving with running, jumping and throwing activity.
  • Table tennis at home - https://tabletennisengland.co.uk/our-sport/major-events/play-at-home/
    An online table tennis programme to improve skills, fitness and comfort from home.
  • Living Streets
    Lots of resources and activities to help keep children active and engaged during the coronavirus outbreak.
  • Tennis tricks and activities
    Videos, activity cards, personal development challenges and activities for the whole family to get involved with.
  • Ready Set Ride
    A series of fun videos and games to help support children to start cycling.
  • Move Crew
    Daily missions to encourage kids to complete their 60 minutes of recommended activity - developed by teachers, physical activity specialists, elite athletes, coaches and kids.
  • Super Movers
    Fun school curriculum linked resources to get your class moving.
  • Change 4 Life activities
    Lots of fun ideas and activities to keep your kids moving – 10-minute shake up games, indoor activities and ways to adapt activities to make them more accessible.
  • Family gardening activities
    Have fun outdoors with these gardening activities.
  • Disney themed dance workouts
    A series of Disney themed dance routines for you to do with your children at home.

Related links

Healthy children
www.Healthforunder5s.co.uk and www.HealthforKids.co.uk provide a full range of information to support healthy and healthy children from birth to 11 years of age.

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