We encourage a healthy lifestyle in Dosbarth Tywi as we feel it supports children’s mental health as well as their physical health. Please can children bring a healthy snack to school, a water bottle that can be refilled to ensure pupils have plenty of water throughout the day. Also we are constantly working had to ensure we have healthy lunch boxes.
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Information taken from https://www.healthykids.nsw.gov.au/home/kids-fact-sheets.aspx
Get Active Each Day
Everyone – not just kids – should be active every day, in as many ways as possible. Not being active can cause an energy imbalance – that’s when you take in more energy than you actually use. It can have a big effect on your health and how you feel.
|Age||How much activity?|
|Birth to 1||
For healthy development in infants, physical activity – particularly supervised floor-based play in safe environments – should be encouraged from birth.
|1 to 5||At least three hours a day, spread throughout the day.|
|5 to 12||
At least 60 minutes a day of moderate and vigorous activities. It’s even better to be active for up to a three hours every day.
Strengthening activities, like climbing or jumping, at least three days of the week.
|13 to 17||
At least 60 minutes a day of moderate and vigorous activities. For even more health benefits, try to be active for several hours a day.
On at least three days per week, include activities that strengthen muscle and bone.
Choose Water as a Drink
You should drink more water when you’re exercising or on a hot day. We often don’t feel thirsty even when our bodies need fluid, so it’s a good idea to drink water regularly throughout the day.
Watching TV, surfing the web and playing computer games or small handheld devices can be good fun – and even educational! But spending too much time sitting still each day can be bad for your health. It’s important to balance screen time with active play time so your body can grow strong, fit and healthy.
Switch off the Screen and Get Active