Physical activity goals

  • Be as active as possible yourself - be a role model.
  • Encourage your child to try lots of different activities – get them to have a go and see which they like.
  • Remember that being active is as important as formal exercise, so encourage more walking, active play (games like tag, hide and seek, hop scotch), even some jobs around the house, such as helping wash the car, will increase activity levels.
  • Encourage physical activity after school and at the weekends. Walking around the shops or park are also good, even if it’s just to cut down the time spent in front of a TV or computer screen.
  • Split your child’s one hour of physical activity a day into shorter sessions of 15–20 minutes.