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.
  • PE with Joe Wicks
    Keep the kids moving throughout the summer holidays by catching up on ‘PE with Joe’ sessions on YouTube.  These workouts are fun, can be done in your living room and suitable for all ages – grownups too!
  • 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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