Children and young people should aim to be physically active for at least 60 minutes, across the week. It’s a good idea to find an activity that is fun and enjoyable and try to spread the activity throughout the day.
Physical Activity Guidelines
- Physical activity guidelines for children (under 5 years)
- Physical activity guidelines for children and young people
- Physical activity guidelines: early years (under 5s)
- Physical activity guidelines: children and young people (5 to 18 years)
- Physical activity guidelines: disabled children and disabled young people
Get active in your local area – Find out what’s available
Active Schools provides children and young people opportunities to get active and adopt healthier lifestyles and participate in sports within school.
Forth Valley Disability Sports – Inclusive sport and physical activity in Forth Valley, providing a range of activities for all abilities.
Fun ideas of activities to build into your daily routine
- Better At Home – Online exercises for all ages and abilities.
- 20 Fun things to do with kids at home
- Fitness Facts
- Move it with Pedal – Ideas of fun ways to get active.
- What is physical education and how can it help my child?
- Physical Education – Leaflet for Parents and Carers.
- Better Health, Healthier Families – For fun 10 minute shake up games to information about active hobbies and sports, everything you need to get your family moving. (This is an NHS – England Resource – it can be used as an information source, however please be aware that links may take you to organisations and groups running in England only!)
- Indoor activities for kids
- Play Scotland – have launched a Home Play Pack which has some great tips and ideas for helping families to fit play in their day.
- Active Play
- Play Ideas
- Home Play Pack – Supporting children and families play and learn at home.
Useful Activity Apps and Videos
- Active Clacks (YouTube)
- Get Active App / 10 Minute Shake Up Games – from Better Health NHS with Disney.
- Couch to 5k (NHS)
- Couch to Fitness – a free and flexible at-home online exercise plan for beginners. Get fit for free in the comfort of your own home – it’s free, accessible and fun. Download their free Fitness Planner to help you to record and track your progress.
- Imoves – Try at home or in school – there are videos, challenges and fun activities to try. (Note: alot of activities are free however there is a subscription cost applied to some activities)
- Fitness Studio – Exercise Videos (NHS)
- Home workout videos (NHS)
- NHS Lanarkshire
- Practice mindfulness – Young Scot (YouTube) – include yoga, meditation and mindfulness videos.
- The Body Coach (YouTube) – Videos to help you and your family get fitter, healthier and happier.