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Physical activity is any activity that gets children moving, makes their breathing faster and their hearts beat quicker.  

There are so many benefits to kids keeping active! Being active helps kids to: 

 

  • Make new friends 

  • Learn new skills 

  • Be confident 

  • Improve their mood and sleep 

  • Build strong bones and muscles 

  • Keep their hearts and lungs healthy 

  • Keep a healthy weight 

  • Manage stress and anxiety 

  • Reduce aggressive and disruptive behaviour 

 

growing healthy kids in south west sydney

 

How to be more active:  

Kids can be active anywhere and at any time! 

Here are a few easy tips to add movement into your kids' lives: 

  • Walk, scoot or cycle to and from school  

  • Try a new sport or activity with them 

  • Be a good role model by being active yourself 

  • Give gifts or rewards that encourage active play, like balls, bats, skipping ropes 

  • If they don’t normally move much, start small and slowly increase the amount of physical activity they do 

 

You can mix up physical activity by checking out your local parks, ovals, playgrounds and bushland! 

 

See the links below for more tips to get kids active. 

 

Articles 

Games for kids 

Local programs 

Active Kids 

Articles

There are local activities and programs available to help your kids stay active