Sport and Kids

  It is universally recognised that children need to be physically active in order to live healthy and confident adult lives. As adults one of our roles, particularly in the modern world, is to encourage children away from time in front of screens and out into the fresh air and sunshine to run and play. The Australian Bureau of Statistics has stated that only six out of ten children aged between five and fourteen years of age participate in sport outside of school. Active people reduce the risk factors associated with many diseases. Furthermore, an active lifestyle also is known to reduce stress […]

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The Outdoors and Children

It is well known that physical activity and exercise has both immediate and long-term benefits, however with a young family and busy schedule, it is difficult to find the time to fit in exercise. A solution to this is to find an activity that both young and old can enjoy such as bush walking. The trick is to find a track that will keep children interested whilst also not being too long to make them exhausted before you finish the walk, with that in mind, you are sure to find the perfect track in Morton National Park. A scenic drive through real […]

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Gardening for Health

Gardening is form of activity that can be undertaken by anyone – young, old, or people with disabilities. Its health and therapeutic benefits are well known. Gardening has long been recognised as a great form of exercise – it encourages endurance, flexibility and strength. Gardening is also good for mental health as breathing in the fresh air and experiencing the outdoors and the growth of new plants and life is uplifting and relieves stress. When gardening think about it as a structured fitness regime. Alternate a lighter activity such as pruning, with a heavier activity such as digging holes. Stretching […]

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