Making Christmas active and fun
Merry Christmas and a happy active holiday.
Christmas is a great time to celebrate, have fun with your family and friends, and of course eat loads of scrummy food and have the odd drink or two.
My advice is get out there and enjoy, it’s only Christmas once a year. In between those Christmas treats try and fit in some healthy food choices and at least 30 minutes of physical activity a day. There are 1440 minutes in a day so we can all squeeze in at least 30 minutes.
Here are some ideas to help you and your children keep active and healthy over the holidays.
Buy active presents for Christmas – balls, cricket and tennis gear, a water slide, boogie board or a frisbee.
Play with your children – a family softball or cricket match, or bike ride.
Have some water fun – a swim at the pools or body surf at the beach. Remember never let children swim unsupervised and check the conditions – safety first.
Do a tramp, take a picnic and enjoy the fantastic scenery – visit i- Site for information about walks in your district or make a great start to your day with a walk on the beach.
Every little bit of exercise counts, so try and walk to the shops or to the cafe for your morning coffee.
Encourage some screen-free time each day – no television, computer or Playstation is allowed on.
Have plenty of delicious fresh summer fruit and vegetables available for each meal and for snacks throughout the day. plenty when of water, you are
Drink especially exercising.
Physical activity should be fun; you’ll feel great, have heaps of energy and still have time to read that book on your lounger.
Thank you to everyone who volunteers or works to provide sport and physical activity options for the district, you really do a great job.
From the team at Sport Waikato we wish you a very happy and of course active Christmas and New Year.