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Keeping Children Active & Healthy

Keeping Children Active & Healthy

Keeping Children Active & Healthy is difficult in this modern way of living. It’s easy to just nip to a well known fast food outlet. Saving time on cooking healthy foods at home. This way of living is doing more harm to our newest generation than good. No one is saying don’t treat them for good behaviour every once in a while. As part of a balanced diet we all need some kind of bad food. These unhealthy food offer some vitamins that can only be sourced from certain foods.

What The NHS Say

Doctors and scientists are always studying what a good all round balanced diet is. From our own NHS they say ”Eating a healthy, balanced diet is an important part of maintaining good health, and can help you feel your best. This means eating a wide variety of foods in the right proportions, and consuming the right amount of food and drink to achieve and maintain a healthy body weight.”

There are many apps, books and information online to help guide you in the right direction. Here are some pointers from again he NHS.

”Fruit and vegetables are a vital source of vitamins and minerals and should make up just over a third of the food we eat each day. It’s advised that we eat at least five portions of a variety of fruit and vegetables every day.

There’s evidence that people who eat at least five portions a day have a lower risk of heart disease, stroke and some cancers.

Eating five portions is not as hard as it sounds. Just one apple, banana, pear or similar-sized fruit is one portion (80g). A slice of pineapple or melon is one portion. Three heaped tablespoons of vegetables is another portion.

Having a sliced banana with your morning cereal is a quick way to get one portion. Swap your mid-morning biscuit for a tangerine, and add a side salad to your lunch. Have a portion of vegetables with dinner, and snack on fresh fruit with natural plain yogurt in the evening to reach your five a day.”

Keeping Children Active & Healthy

Keeping Children Active & Healthy

So with all this in mind above. A balanced diet doesn’t mean you have to stop eating certain foods. It just means don’t have it all the time. Eating our Mr Whippy Ice Cream everyday for a year is bound to have a affect on your diet. So as with all other foods. Only have it when you go for a walk round the park. Or on a special occasion lets say, by doing this not only with our delicious ice cream but burgers, chocolate etc it’s a great step forward towards that healthier lifestyle.

One crucial way to staying strong and fit is exercise. The guide lines for a 5 – 18 year old is a minimum of, ”At least 60 minutes of physical activity every day – this should range from moderate activity, such as cycling and playground activities, to vigorous activity, such as running and tennis. On three days a week, these activities should involve exercises for strong muscles, such as push-ups, and exercises for strong bones, such as dancing etc.

Keeping Children Active & Healthy

A great company who offer great dance classes in the north west is J Star Academy. Providing all sorts of classes from,  Ballet Babes, Stage School, ZumBaBa, Creativity Classes, Glee Stars, Street Dance Competition. They are a well known and highly rated company. Go and check there website out for more information.

Jaynie, the managing Director says ”J Star Academy of Performing Arts was set up  and developed with your child’s needs in mind.  Jaynie Powsney has over 10 years of experience working with, and teaching  young children ranging from  ages 0 – teens. During her childhood, she attended various Stage Schools and felt the quieter children often felt ‘pushed out’ or unlikely to grab a ‘main part’…This is where the idea of J Star came along – a chance for ALL children to gain the one to one tuition that they deserve (for no extra cost!!)

 She attended various Performing  Arts schools since  the early age of 4 and went on to study for a BTEC  National Diploma in Performing Arts at Bury College gaining distinctions. She then went on to gain further distinctions after studying for an HND in Media Performance at Salford University.

Jaynie has performed in shows at venues that include The Met Theatre – Bury, The Royal Exchange Theatre – Manchester, and the Palace Theatre – Manchester. Always putting her pupils first, she is continuously striving for the best  for them and will guarantee your child receives the one to one attention they deserve.”

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