Exercise for children
We’ve pulled together a selection of online exercise platforms who either offer free access or offer extended trials during the coronavirus outbreak.
You should aim to move every day. Recommendation is:
- Under 5’s - Three hours each day
- Children and young people - one hour each day
- Adults - 2 ½ hours each week
Further information is available at Livewell
Being active can give a huge boost to our mental wellbeing – it may reduce symptoms of anxiety and depression too.
Read more on ways to improve your health and mental health.
Suggested excerise websites
- Leicester-Shire and Rutland Sport, Physical Activity and Wellbeing
A huge selection of activities to look after children’s physical and mental wellbeing. From Yoga to martial arts, and activities designed to support disabled children.
- Cosmic Yoga
Yoga, mindfulness and relaxation designed especially for kids aged 3 and over.
Free online classes created by England Athletics to help 4-11-year-old children get moving with running, jumping and throwing activity.
- Table tennis at home - https://tabletennisengland.co.uk/our-sport/major-events/play-at-home/
An online table tennis programme to improve skills, fitness and comfort from home.
- Living Streets
Lots of resources and activities to help keep children active and engaged during the coronavirus outbreak.
- Tennis tricks and activities
Videos, activity cards, personal development challenges and activities for the whole family to get involved with.
- Ready Set Ride
A series of fun videos and games to help support children to start cycling.
- Move Crew
Daily missions to encourage kids to complete their 60 minutes of recommended activity - developed by teachers, physical activity specialists, elite athletes, coaches and kids.
- Super Movers
Fun school curriculum linked resources to get your class moving.
- Change 4 Life activities
Lots of fun ideas and activities to keep your kids moving – 10-minute shake up games, indoor activities and ways to adapt activities to make them more accessible.
- Family gardening activities
Have fun outdoors with these gardening activities.
- Disney themed dance workouts
A series of Disney themed dance routines for you to do with your children at home.