FAMILIES are being encouraged to have fun getting active this summer with the Change4Life 10 Minute Shake Up campaign.
Change4Life’s Disney-inspired 10 Minute Shake Up (10MSU) games, launched by Public Health England (PHE) and Disney UK with support from Sport England, help children get active for 60 minutes a day with 10-minute bursts of active fun, inspired by their favourite characters and stories from Disney and Pixar’s Toy Story 4
and Incredibles 2
and Disney’s Frozen
and The Lion King
Currently, just 20% of boys and 14% of girls meet the national recommendation of 60 minutes of moderate to vigorous physical activity every day, but simple activities like active play, scooting or walking count too, so by encouraging these, parents can help their children become more active.
Through the 10 Minute Shake Up games, children can develop key physical activity skills including; being strong like Mr Incredible, agile like Simba, or having strong stamina like Elsa.
As well as playing the games, this year the Change4Life website is hosting an online quiz to help children, with their parents, find activities and sports that might be perfect for them to try so that they can continue being active during summer and beyond.
By playing 10 Minute Shake Up games, gaining skills and taking the online quiz, the campaign will act as an inspiration and gateway to other physical activities and sports.
Keep the kids busy this summer with 10 Minute Shake Up games from Change4Life with Disney. Then take the online quiz to discover the perfect activities and sports for them. Search Change4Life at https://www.nhs.uk/change4life/
Tameside Council Executive Member Cllr Eleanor Wills, who is responsible for health, said:
“As a mother of three young children, I know how difficult it can be to find ways to keep the family active and entertained during the summer holidays.
“There are lots of free games and activities available which children, of all ages, can do in just 10 minutes so I’ll be encouraging my children to do a few extra bursts of activity every day which will make a real difference to their health, also it’s time spent together and activities we can all enjoy”.
Tameside’s Director of Population Health, Dr Jeanelle De Gruchy, said
“Exercise is really important for children, and it’s vital that we encourage them to form healthy habits to last throughout their life.
"The 10 minute shake up programme is great for introducing children to manageable, bite-size chunks of activity and, best of all, it is fun. With the summer holidays coming up, it’s ideal for parents and children to get active together.”