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All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy

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Adult play may be dismissed as waste of time by some but it is actually a vital opportunity to forget about our responsibilities for a while. Furthermore, it is time which allows us to be social in a creative and unstructured way. As busy adults many of us focus so heavily on work and family…

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Playground closures ‘threaten children’s health’

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Children’s playgrounds are closing at an alarming rate across the country. Hundreds of playgrounds have shut since 2014 with many more expected to close over the next two years. Widespread playground closures are being caused by ongoing budget cuts to councils. Furthermore, the situation could be even worse than it appears as dozens of councils…

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Inactivity puts 20 million at increased risk of heart disease

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Heart disease risk Over 20 million people in the UK are physically inactive according to a report by the British Heart Foundation. The charity warns that inactivity increases the risk of heart disease and also costs the NHS around £1.2bn each year. The report defines “inactive” as not achieving the government guidelines of 150 minutes…

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Less playing online and more playing outside

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We need to reduce the time children spend playing games online and increase outside play instead. Everyone knows the benefit of being active but we are only just seeing the impact of too much screen time. As children have more access to virtual reality and less to outdoor play the negative effects are startling and obvious….

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Boredom busters – things to do with the kids

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Stay sane and beat boredom Looking for low cost things to do with the kids during the Easter break? Try our boredom busters! We love spending time with our children during school holidays but it can be a struggle to keep them occupied. Here are some family friendly options to get you started. Go Geocaching…

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Activity in children drops after age 7

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Activity in children falls off around 7 years of age suggests a study in The British Journal of Sports Medicine. Teenage years were long thought to be the time children go off exercise but research has found it happens much sooner. Children should get at least an hour of exercise a day. Many of the…

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