Exercise should be a key part of your daily routine, as should getting fresh air and sunlight. These things are important for physical and mental health, and again offer scope for doing activities as a family. If your child is well in themselves and able to, then they should be encouraged to be active for at least an hour each day.
Here are a few things they might be able to do:
Please bear in mind that exercise can also mean things other than ‘working out’ and can also go beyond the daily schedule as we’ve published it. You could also try:
- Helping with the housework - scrub a floor, wash the walls, push the hoover!
- Helping with the gardening.
- Walking the dog.*
- Indoor power walking.
* Please continue to follow current government advice regarding leaving the house.