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Parents and Exercise

Obesity and generally poor levels of physical fitness have been described as an “epidemic”. These can have severe, life limiting individual impacts. Unhealthy lifestyles cost the NHS around £5.1bn a year. Levels of obesity in children have been highlighted as a particular concern. Around 4.2% of children aged 10 to 11 in the UK are classified as obese. In Northern Ireland, as many as 40% of teens are overweight. We know that this is something that also worries parents – in the 2018 Big Parenting Survey, health was the second most important hope parents had for their children. Only happiness was more important, and they were often interlinked.

There are two major components to maintaining a healthy weight and fitness level. The first is diet, which is a complicated issue that presents a number of unique challenges. The second, is physical activity. Most parents understand that physical activity is important – but levels are reducing in young people. Less than two fifths of primary school children took part in an hour of daily physical activity, which is the level recommended by health professionals. Part of this decline is related to an increased use of technology, but it is not solely because of TV, phones and computers. Physical activity levels in children are linked to several influencing factors. 

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Encouraging Healthy Lifestyles Derry~Londonderry

Encouraging Healthy Lifestyles

This workshop will explore what constitutes a healthy lifestyle, giving parents the opportunity to consider why we need to incorporate healthy lifestyle principles in our daily lives and develop realistic and effective plans to improve our health and the health of our family. Taking place in PeoplePlus, Derry on Wednesday 22nd February.

  • Health & wellbeing – A healthy lifestyle can have a positive impact on your mental health & wellbeing.
  • Healthy eating – Exploring portion size & forming good habits with food.
  • Physical activity – Encouraging exercise through more family activities.
  • Sleep routine – Develop an effective sleep routine for your family.

This workshop is proudly supported by the Public Healthy Agency through the CLEAR Project.

Encouraging Healthy Lifestyles Banbridge

Encouraging Healthy Lifestyles

This workshop will explore what constitutes a healthy lifestyle, giving parents the opportunity to consider why we need to incorporate healthy lifestyle principles in our daily lives and develop realistic and effective plans to improve our health and the health of our family. Taking place in Banbridge Methodist Church with Homestart Banbridge on Wednesday 21st February.

  • Health & wellbeing – A healthy lifestyle can have a positive impact on your mental health & wellbeing.
  • Healthy eating – Exploring portion size & forming good habits with food.
  • Physical activity – Encouraging exercise through more family activities.
  • Sleep routine – Develop an effective sleep routine for your family.

This workshop is proudly supported by the Public Healthy Agency through the CLEAR Project.

Encouraging Healthy Lifestyles Holy Trinity P.S.

Encouraging Healthy Lifestyles
This workshop will explore what constitutes a healthy lifestyle, giving parents the opportunity to consider why we need to incorporate healthy lifestyle principles in our daily lives and develop realistic and effective plans to improve our health and the health of our family. Taking place in Holy Trinity Primary School, Belfast on Monday 13th February.

  • Health & wellbeing – A healthy lifestyle can have a positive impact on your mental health & wellbeing.
  • Healthy eating – Exploring portion size & forming good habits with food.
  • Physical activity – Encouraging exercise through more family activities.
  • Sleep routine – Develop an effective sleep routine for your family.

This workshop is proudly supported by the Public Healthy Agency through the CLEAR Project.

Encouraging Healthy Lifestyles Holy Evangelist P.S.

Encouraging Healthy Lifestyles

This workshop will explore what constitutes a healthy lifestyle, giving parents the opportunity to consider why we need to incorporate healthy lifestyle principles in our daily lives and develop realistic and effective plans to improve our health and the health of our family. Taking place in Holy Evangelist Primary School, Belfast on Wednesday 8th February.

  • Health & wellbeing – A healthy lifestyle can have a positive impact on your mental health & wellbeing.
  • Healthy eating – Exploring portion size & forming good habits with food.
  • Physical activity – Encouraging exercise through more family activities.
  • Sleep routine – Develop an effective sleep routine for your family.

This workshop is proudly supported by the Public Healthy Agency through the CLEAR Project.

POSTPONED Encouraging Healthy Lifestyles Blossom Sure Start

Encouraging Healthy Lifestyles

 

POSTPONED – to be rescheduled

This workshop will explore what constitutes a healthy lifestyle, giving parents the opportunity to consider why we need to incorporate healthy lifestyle principles in our daily lives and develop realistic and effective plans to improve our health and the health of our family. Taking place in Blossom Sure Start, Portadown on Wednesday 1st February.

  • Health & wellbeing – A healthy lifestyle can have a positive impact on your mental health & wellbeing.
  • Healthy eating – Exploring portion size & forming good habits with food.
  • Physical activity – Encouraging exercise through more family activities.
  • Sleep routine – Develop an effective sleep routine for your family.

This workshop is proudly supported by the Public Healthy Agency through the CLEAR Project.

Encouraging Healthy Lifestyles Portadown

Encouraging Healthy Lifestyles
This workshop will explore what constitutes a healthy lifestyle, giving parents the opportunity to consider why we need to incorporate healthy lifestyle principles in our daily lives and develop realistic and effective plans to improve our health and the health of our family. Taking place in NIACRO, Portadown on Monday 30th January.

    • Health & wellbeing – A healthy lifestyle can have a positive impact on your mental health & wellbeing.
    • Healthy eating – Exploring portion size & forming good habits with food.
    • Physical activity – Encouraging exercise through more family activities.
    • Sleep routine – Develop an effective sleep routine for your family.

This workshop is proudly supported by the Public Healthy Agency through the CLEAR Project.

Encouraging Healthy Lifestyles Derry~Londonderry

Encouraging Healthy Lifestyles

This workshop will explore what constitutes a healthy lifestyle, giving parents the opportunity to consider why we need to incorporate healthy lifestyle principles in our daily lives and develop realistic and effective plans to improve our health and the health of our family. Taking place in PeoplePlus, Derry on Wednesday 25th January.

  • Health & wellbeing – A healthy lifestyle can have a positive impact on your mental health & wellbeing.
  • Healthy eating – Exploring portion size & forming good habits with food.
  • Physical activity – Encouraging exercise through more family activities.
  • Sleep routine – Develop an effective sleep routine for your family.

This workshop is proudly supported by the Public Healthy Agency through the CLEAR Project.

Encouraging Healthy Lifestyles Downpatrick

Encouraging Healthy Lifestyles
This workshop will explore what constitutes a healthy lifestyle, giving parents the opportunity to consider why we need to incorporate healthy lifestyle principles in our daily lives and develop realistic and effective plans to improve our health and the health of our family. Taking place in Down SureStart, Downpatrick on Tuesday 24th January 2017.

    • Health & wellbeing – A healthy lifestyle can have a positive impact on your mental health & wellbeing.
    • Healthy eating – Exploring portion size & forming good habits with food.
    • Physical activity – Encouraging exercise through more family activities.
    • Sleep routine – Develop an effective sleep routine for your family.

This workshop is proudly supported by the Public Healthy Agency through the CLEAR Project.

Encouraging Healthy Lifestyles Belfast

Encouraging Healthy Lifestyles

This workshop will explore what constitutes a healthy lifestyle, giving parents the opportunity to consider why we need to incorporate healthy lifestyle principles in our daily lives and develop realistic and effective plans to improve our health and the health of our family. Taking place in St Bernadette’s Nursery, Belfast on Friday 20th January.

  • Health & wellbeing – A healthy lifestyle can have a positive impact on your mental health & wellbeing.
  • Healthy eating – Exploring portion size & forming good habits with food.
  • Physical activity – Encouraging exercise through more family activities.
  • Sleep routine – Develop an effective sleep routine for your family.

This workshop is proudly supported by the Public Healthy Agency through the CLEAR Project.