All of us at Atlantic Trampoline are pleased to be supporting National Childhood Obesity Week 2011 (4-10 July). Obesity is one of the most serious health epidemics facing our society today with 1 in 3 children currently overweight or obese in the UK. Atlantic Trampolines is joining forces with MEND to promote MEND Move It Week, a nationwide initiative that aims to encourage families to spend more time being active together.
During this week MEND and Atlantic Trampolines are encouraging families to incorporate these six top tips into their everyday life to help them get fitter and healthier.
1. Try to walk for an extra 20 minutes every day and you will be walking for two hours every week! Or even better get on a trampoline and bounce for 10 mins or more. NASA have said that trampolining is the most efficient form of exercise.
2. Make sure you are getting your five a day by setting yourself the challenge of including at least one serving of fruit or veg with each of your meals and snacks.
3. Try one new activity or exercise this week, such as street dance, trampolining, circus skills, tennis or martial arts and you might find you want to keep on doing it!
4. Start the day as you mean to go on with a healthy and filling breakfast! Make the right choice and swap your low fibre cereal or toast for a wholegrain option such as wholemeal toast or a no-added-sugar muesli, porridge oats or shredded wheat.
5. Fruit juice can contain a lot of sugar so it is good to drink it in moderation. Try and limit it to a maximum of one small cup or carton (200ml) a day.
6. We know that water hydrates you but studies have shown that children concentrate better at school when they drink more water so get wise and aim to drink 6-8 cups a day.