It is well documented that children are more sedentary than ever before and part of the reason for this lies in the fact that they don’t perceive activity as being fun.
A new law, which prevents under 18s prevented from using sunbeds, has just come into force in Scotland and the Government is set to introduce it to the rest of the UK as part of the NHS cancer reform strategy being launched by Health Secretary Alan Johnson this week.
The book can be used as a supplemental guide for classroom teachers who want to integrate health, wellness and movement in their classrooms, as well as an additional guide for physical educators who have limited gym space and resources.
Despite efforts to get kids more active, a disturbingly high number of young people across the UK aren’t reaching the target of 60 minutes physical activity each day. In England for example, 15% of boys and 19% of girls aren’t even achieving 30 minutes a day!