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The Benefits of Active Travel

In 2016 Public Health England released 'Working together to promote active travel', a briefing to local authoritites that aims to encourage more daily physical activity.

October is National Walk To School Month and this offers the perfect opportunity for parents and children to leave those car keys at home and slip on a pair of trainers for an active journey to school.

The problem with not adequately prioritising daily physical activity at school

The problem with not adequately prioritising daily physical activity at school

Millions of kids have started the new school year and are excited to see their friends, meet their new teachers and get back to their favourite activities. However many kids won’t get enough of one of the biggest necessities for their overall development, health and wellbeing, which is their daily physical activity requirements. Whether it takes place in the sports hall, on the playground or in the classroom, physical activity plays a vital role in a child’s physical, social, emotional and academic development.

Why Active Schools do better

  • Written by Oisin Fahim on Sunday 1 September 2019 in the category Active Schools.

The recent alarming projection that four in ten adults will be overweight or obese by 2035 highlights how essential it is to educate the next generation on the importance of leading active lives from an early age, something that can help curb that downward spiral.

3 fun activities for kids to do at home this summer

3 fun activities for kids to do at home this summer

This summer is packed full of top-level sporting events from the 143rd Wimbledon tennis tournament to the FIFA Women’s Football World Cup. Events like these inspire millions of children and here at Fit For Sport we want to help transfer this inspiration into actual uptake of physical activity. Thus, in light of this, Fit For Sport have come up with 3 fun outdoor activities that your kids can perform to feel like the world class athletes on our TV screens this summer.

Plan a healthier Easter for your family

Easter is almost here! Whatever it means to your family, Easter is a time that many children look forward to because of the sugary treats that accompany the holiday. This influx of chocolate and sweets is a cause of concern for many parents, especially when combined with a break in the school routine and a possible reduction in the amount of physical activity children take part in every day.

79% of UK children failing to meet recommended fitness levels

79% of UK children failing to meet recommended fitness levels

Fit For Sport, the UK’s leaders in engaging and educating children and young people through physical activity, have revealed that a shocking 79% of pupils measured through their Healthy Active Schools System (HASS) are failing to meet the recommended fitness levels for their age.

'You don’t have to be sporty to be active'

It’s one of the most common misconceptions of childhood that you must be sporty to be active. For those children less interested or less talented at sport, they can often be marginalised which can lead to dangerously high levels of childhood obesity – a crisis that we as a nation are currently in the midst of.

Fitting in at Fit For Sport - My First Day

My first day at Fit For Sport as an Activity Leader didn't disappoint me in any way!

As with the first day of any job, regardless of experience, you're always mixed with excitement and nerves as you're stepping into a new environment and meeting new colleagues but then again, it's an environment that you haven't been in before and is a journey into the unknown.

10 Active Summer Day Out Ideas For The Kids

10 Active Summer Day Out Ideas For The Kids

“Mum, Dad…I’m bored” - an exclamation that’s no doubt all too familiar to parents across the globe. The summer holidays provide children the opportunity to unwind from the pressures of school and simply enjoy being kids. However, year by year, the six-week break sees more and more children locked upstairs in the bedroom, glued to the latest video games.

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