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Healthy Heart Tip: National School Sport Week

19 June, 2019



Being physically active in adulthood is closely linked to your confidence and skill levels in sport during childhood. National School Sport Week (24-28 June), is encouraging schools, teachers, parents, young people and others to join together and show why PE and sport have an essential role to play in health and wellbeing.


It’s never too late to get involved. Perhaps you know a young person who is glued to the sofa but needs inspiration? Maybe you find yourself reminiscing about the games you used to play but need a boost of confidence to take part in group sports? Or perhaps your youngster needs a little help with hand eye coordination for them to really thrive in school sports?
Follow our tips to help us all get off the sofa, get motivated and try something new for National School Sport Week:


  • New games
    For both young and old, there are a huge variety of sports and activities to try, with new and quirky ideas always popping up. Give something new a go such as zorbing Animal Flow to challenge yourself and have some fun along the way. There’s something out there for everyone if you just think outside the box


  • Be inspired
    Why not take inspiration from sports and activities that are currently being played and broadcast on TV? – Wimbledon starts soon. Racket sports like tennis are an excellent all round workout, particularly when it comes to your heart. So get down to your local court and play like a champion


  • Back to school
    Traditional school games like netball never grow old and are becoming increasingly popular for adults who want to get back in the game. Why not check out what’s on offer at your local leisure centre and rekindle your youth


  • Tech tracking
    Whilst fitness trackers can’t up the pace for you, tapping into today’s world of wearable technology is a good way of keeping motivated. Fitness trackers worn around the wrist can be used to measure heart rate as well as calories burned. Many link with smartphones through an app and can be a real motivator when you start to see your progress


Take your first step today by practising some balls skills in the garden. Just 10 minutes of fun packed heart rate boosting activity is one step closer to a healthier, happier, longer life for everyone.