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With so many conveniences all around us, including cars, phones and other devices, we don't have to move as much anymore. The same goes for kids; electronic devices have totally changed the way they play. That's why it's so important to find as many ways as possible of keeping active, such as:

  • Active play
  • Active travel
  • Active hobbies
  • Social sports
  • Incidental and structured exercise
  • Plan activities that get you and the whole family out and about (i.e. going to the zoo or games in the park)

The Australian physical activity and sedentary guidelines recommends the following:

Australian Physical Activity Guidelines

A little planning can help the whole family become more active across the day. You can use this Activity Diary  from the Healthy Kids website to help you fit more into your day. Some things you might try:

  • Walk to school or work
  • Get off 1 stop earlier and walk the extra way to school or work
  • Use the stairs
  • Go for a walk or play games at lunch time
  • Gardening in the afternoon
  • Bike ride on the weekend
  • Choose active sports at school
  • Walk the dog
  • Frisbee skipping and other active games

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South Western Sydney has plenty to offer so get outside and check it out...