Encourage Physical Activity

How To Encourage Physical Activity in Your Child or Teen

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Children and teenagers should ideally be doing at least an hour of moderate to vigorous exercise each day. The reality is that not most aren’t. Getting the right amount of physical activity a day is important as it aids both physical and mental development. Doing regular exercise can help teens build strength, resilience, cardiovascular health,…

Teenage Weight Lifting Programs

Safe Teenage Weight Lifting Programs

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Weight lifting can be beneficial for adults, but are teenage weight lifting programs safe for teens? You may be asking yourself this question if your teen is interested in starting weight lifting. The simple answer is yes, but only when done in a safe, supervised environment with proper instruction and guidance from qualified and experienced…

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How Much Exercise Do Teenagers Need?

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When your children were little, it may have seemed as if they were always active, running around and playing outside. As they move from childhood to adolescence, it’s not unusual for them to slow down and stop living such an active lifestyle. While this change is normal, it is still important that teenagers get a…

Can Kids Go To The Gym

Can Kids Go To The Gym, and Should They?

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In the grand scheme of things, gyms haven’t been around for long. Typically, they are established for adults and are not designed for kids. Now, with some gyms allowing teenagers (or younger kids) access to a gym, you may be wondering whether they should, and what are the risks? There are a few things to…

Kids & Teens Mental Health

Why Physical Activity Is So Important For Kids’ & Teens’ Mental Health

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Kids’ and teens’ mental health has always been an important topic and has become of increasing concern over the last decade. As our understanding of mental health grows and the diagnosis of mental health issues rises in young people, it’s natural to want to address them and prevent them from developing in your child or…

Stress Relief Exercises For Kids

5 Stress Relief Exercises For Kids

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Stress is often thought to only affect adults, but children can suffer from stress too. This can be caused by any number of issues, from pressure at school, friendship dramas, family dynamics, or social media. When kids are feeling stressed (like during exam blocks for example), encourage them to take study breaks and move!  …

How much sleep do teenagers need

Is Your Child or Teenager Getting Enough Sleep?

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Sleep is one of the most important things when it comes to healthy development and growth for teenagers and children. Whether your child gets enough sleep or not can impact their mood, behaviour, concentration, and mental and physical development. The question is, how much sleep do children and teenagers need?   How much sleep do…

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5 Fitness Games For Kids To Get Them Moving

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Just a few generations ago it seemed like kids were outside using their imaginations and moving their bodies every chance they could. Now with the rise of digital media, the pull to stay sedentary is much stronger. If you’re worried your child might not be getting as much exercise as they need, try out some…

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How Much Exercise Do Kids Need?

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It’s no secret that kids have a lot of energy. What many people don’t know is that most kids aren’t getting as much exercise as they need. Fortunately, there are plenty of easy things you can do to get your kids moving, but first, it’s important to understand how much exercise kids actually need. The…

Kids and Teens Learning Safe Movement

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One of the priorities with all Fitter Futures programs is for our kids and teens learning safe movement. “Just because you can, doesn’t mean you should”.  It’s a phrase we are not afraid to use in our gym when coaching kids and adults. We understand that kids and teens (and often adults too) are keen…

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