Is it teething time for your little one?

 

Not that it will come as a surprise to any of you, but it has been scientifically proven that spending time outside as a child will lead to a healthier adulthood.

 

According to the NHS, kids aged five to 18 should get at least one hour of physical activity every day, to maintain a basic level of health.

 

However, concerning new figures show that only 22 percent of children in The UK achieve this much outdoor activity.

 

The study also revealed that in children under five, less than one in ten meet the physical activity guidelines for their age.

 

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It's time to ditch the phones and computers, as youngsters are paying a huge cost for sedentary lifestyles, spending hours online or in front of screens.

 

They are at an  increased risk of serious health conditions in later life such as diabetes and heart disease.

 

It is not just physical health that can be negatively affected by lack of physical activity, with British children being some of the most unhappy in the world. 

 

Don't worry though,m there are ways you can help! 

 

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Last week, a study found that children who follow government advice on physical activity, screen time and sleep have an 89 per cent lower risk of being obese and having heart disease.

 

Its actually pretty amazing how positive outside play can be for young people. 

 

Playing outdoors, doing things for yourself, like building forts or daisy chains, can be incredibly important in developing emotional resilience. We suggest taking the little ones camping, they will love it and it will teach them resilience. 

 

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Studies have also shown that physical activity can boost cognitive skills, and also boosts the growth of brain cells. Recent data found that physically active kids have more active brains. 

 

It’s so important to foster a spirit of adventure in children and give them the freedom to explore the world around them. 

 

What do you reckon, mums? 

 

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