The magazine for Women that want a Healthy and Fit Lifestyle
Healthier family HAPPIER FUTURE! • Want your child to lead an active life? Great! Besides enjoying a healthier body, fit kids are more focused and confident, better behaved, good at goal-setting and great leaders. Buying this book is a fantastic step towards helping your child lead a fitter future. We know families are busy, so the book is full of practical tips that will help your loved ones move more. Here’s how to use this guide…
Is today’s child UNFIT? • Today’s generation of children is the least active in history. Unfortunately, the price they’ll pay for this is pretty high…
8 reasons to GET MOVING • Don’t let the kids lounge around in front of the television! Keeping active could help your children perform better in ways you may not have thought possible…
Activity guidelines • You want your kids to grow up healthy and active but just how much exercise do they need? Let these science-backed guidelines lead the way…
What is kids’ EXERCISE? • Children have different activity needs compared with adults. Here are the basics…
The three FITNESS PILLARS
Get fit together! • An active lifestyle should be a family affair. Here’s everything you need to know to start moving more with each other
Getting STARTED • Before your child begins exercising, read these essential tips
The WARM-UP • Warm-up exercises will get your children ready for physical activity
The COOL-DOWN • A good stretch will help your kids to recover from exercise and calm down
Cool-down MOVES • Ease out tired muscles with these simple stretching exercises
The ACTIVITY SECTION • Human beings naturally want to exercise – the key is to find the physical activity that suits their needs. This is especially true when it comes to kids’ fitness. What’s fun for a teenager may not be right for a toddler, so it’s important to choose activities that are age appropriate. So we’ve designed this section with the age and development level of the child in mind. Over the following pages, you’ll find advice and activities that are appropriate for different age groups. Remember that children develop at their own unique pace, so it’s also important to decide what functional level your child is at. Go forth and get fit!
Fit kit for 0-5 YEARS • Early learners love to be active through fun and play. Give them a helping hand with these delightful little extras!
Fit kit for 6-12 YEARS • Keep your youngsters interested in outdoor sports with these fun activities for all the family
Fit kit for 13-19 YEARS • Buying the right equipment goes a long way to ensuring your teenager enjoys their activities
THE EARLY YEARS • Three is the magic number for the under-fives. Pre-schoolers are given a unique guideline to clock three hours of daily activity to help fine-tune their motor skills and encourage the development of fundamental movements such as pushing, pulling, walking, running and jumping. Although it sounds a lot of exercise, it’s not too tough to achieve. And there’s plenty you can do to help your toddler enjoy a really active day. The age-appropriate activities in this section will help lead your family down the path to a more active lifestyle.
What happens in the EARLY YEARS? • Regular movement comes naturally to early learners, so try some of these activities
Exercise for the EARLY YEARS • Keeping your child physically active is important from the moment they’re born
Activity begins AT HOME • Children who enjoy positive activity experiences early in life have the chance to shape a fitter future for themselves
Getting fit BY PLAYING • Catching, dancing, chasing or hopping – getting fit through fun and games is key for your pre-schoolers’...