Get your little ones active at Brio!22 Mar
The Daily Mile initiative is a new way in which primary schools across Cheshire West are being urged to either walk or run a mile every day!
Cheshire West and Chester Council are involved in the scheme, which is going to be launched in six schools next week as a pilot. The Daily Mile started at a school in Scotland and involved just an extra 15 minutes of physical activity each day, where the children go out with their teachers, whatever the weather!
Now more than ever it’s really important for children and young people to exercise and stay healthy. Studies by the NHS have found that there’s been a marked increase in obesity rates over the past 8 years, and this is becoming especially troubling for children. The government predicts that 25% of children will be obese by 2050, so new initiatives such as The Daily Mile aim to prevent this from happening. To maintain a basic level of health children and young people should do at least 60 minutes of physical activity every day with a range of moderate and vigorous activity as well as strength exercises throughout the week.
There’s plenty of ways to get your little ones exercising at your local Brio centre, and many of our centres are located close to local schools (some of them are even attached to schools!), so they’re never far from getting active. Whether it’s a game of squash, a Holiday Fun sports camp, a dip in the pool or a junior fitness class, we like to make exercise fun, so that way they learn to love it as much as we do!
Take a look at our Holiday Fun programmes to see how you can keep your little ones active and entertained this Easter.