Plan a summer full of family fun and activities to remember with the Change4Life Active Holiday Planner. The Change4Life planner, which you can find on theNHS Change4Life websiteuntil the first week in September, allows you to plan a programme of activities to enjoy over a week or several weeks of the school holidays.
You can choose from a wide range of indoor and outdoor activities such as swimming, hide and seek, cycling, making a den or a family trip. The planner allows you to decide on three goals that you would like to achieve in the time you set and you can choose activities to help you reach these goals.
Each day choose two activities and drag them over to a slot in the planner. If you’re not sure what you would like to do for a slot, ask the planner to 'surprise' you and it will pick an activity at random. You can even ask the planner to auto-fill your week for you.
Keep your family amused all summer
Holidays can be a great time to get the family together for some active fun instead of vegging out in front of the television, but sometimes it is hard to come up with some exciting ideas. The Change4Life planner offers a large selection of activities to choose from that will keep your family amused all summer and produce memories for years to come.
Simply choose your activities, plan your days, and print out your planner for all the family to see.
Regular activity reduces the risk of Type 2 diabetes
Cathy Moulton, Care Advisor at Diabetes UK, said, "The Change4Life planner is a great way to organise your holiday with fun-filled activities. Having a plan motivates and encourages you to stick to it so you will potentially be getting much more exercise than if you just plan each day as it comes.
"Regular activity is an excellent way of reducing the risk of Type 2 diabetes, which is increasing in young people. For those who have diabetes, regular activity really helps with managing it. This planner is an essential tool for all families, and I would recommend it to everyone."