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Shaking up the summer for local kids

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From mid-July 2017, Change4Life is launching a national 10 Minute Shake Up programme with Disney, Sport England and local schools to help get the more children more active.

Being active helps improve children’s physical health and mental wellbeing, yet just 23 per cent of boys and 20 per cent of girls currently meet the national recommended level of 60 minutes per day.    

Our One You Hounslow health improvement service launched the campaign in the borough of Hounslow recently, with a special workshop for local kids in Feltham - focussed on activities such as running, jumping, throwing, catching and improving balance.

Another session will be held at Carville Hall Park North Playground, Clayponds Ave (North of A4) TW8 9RB from 2pm to 5pm on Wednesday 19 July. 

The 10 Minute Shake Ups are suitable for families to take part in together and feature games, with characters from Disney Pixar’s latest animation Cars 3, as well as Disney’s Moana, Frozen Fever, Zootropolis, Beauty and the Beast and The Lodge.  

Every 10 minute burst of exercise can make a real difference in helping children reach the 60 minutes they need each day. Search ‘10 Minute Shake Ups’ online to find lots of exciting Disney inspired 10 Minute Shake Up games and make this a non-stop summer of fun and activity. 

Councillor Kamaljit Kaur, Cabinet Member for Public Health, Adult Social Care, Health Services, Hounslow Council, said:

“We’re delighted to be part of an exciting project like this. The summer holidays can seem really long but there are lots of great ideas to get children up and about with the new 10 Minute Shake Ups.

“Lots of children love Disney characters and I am sure this will help motivate and encourage them to take part in some form of exercise over the holidays with much enthusiasm.”

Dr Talac Mahmud, a local GP in Hounslow is also in support of the campaign:

“Families can create a healthy routine that works around their busy working and school lives, with habits that will benefit them all. As a local GP, I cannot stress the importance of maintaining a healthy lifestyle enough.” 

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