In todays society, everyone is on their phone. Standing in a queue, scroll through Facebook. In the waiting room, quick look on instagram. At the traffic lights, enough time for Tik Tok. Is it any wonder really that your children can’t set their phone down?
Back in the day, it was as quick as you could get outside to play. Get covered in mud. Use your imagination to play games. Now it’s an iPad or an xbox. Where does this new way of living fit into children’s physical health, strength, confidence, social skills, mental health and ability to enjoy nature?
The answer, we believe is balance. A balance between enough screen time for your child to give yourself a break, but ensuring they get sufficient exercise on a daily basis.
A quick stat, obesity rates in the UK in nursery aged children increased by around 4.5 percentage points between 2019-20 and 2020-21, the highest annual rise since the National Child Measurement Programme began.
What can you do as a parent?
Get your child involved in sport
Take your children out walking with you
Encourage your children to socialise
Bring your children to the gym
You might not know, we offer children’s and teenagers (up to 16 years old) rates at T1 Fitness, so you can get your children involved with you at the gym in a small group setting. We are opening up 8pm on a Monday and Thursday to accommodate this
To find out more, fill in our inquiry form today and we’ll get back to you ASAP. .