The Daily Mile

Today’s headline news paints a grim picture for junior aged children Did you know that the World Health Organisation recommends that every child should take part in at least 60 minutes of exercise per day?.  The daily mile, designed by teachers is proving to be a simple and effective solution in working towards this 60 minute…

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Is it time to bring risk back into play?

This week there has been a call to bring the risk back into play with a publication in the New York Times referencing this growing movement in the UK.  There’s a clear balance to be made between protecting our kids from harm vs allowing them to learn through risk taking. Encouraging development and growth Barbara…

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Why choose an API member?

API members are the UK’s leading providers of indoor and outdoor play facilities and surfacing. As a member we operate to the highest standards and abide by a strict professional code of conduct. Safety standards All play environments are designed to all the relevant safety standards and provide all ages with the appropriate levels of challenge…

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Physical activity is key to brain health

Regular exercise is extremely important for your physical wellbeing and has positive effects on your mental health.  Studies have shown that this is partly down to the release of endorphins, which allow us to experience positive feelings and can also boost our self esteem and reduce symptoms of depression. Mental focus It is not  how much you do…

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Walk faster to live longer

walk to stay healthy

Middle-aged people are being urged to walk faster to help stay healthy. 6 million middle-aged people in England are risking their health through inactivity according to experts. It is recommended that people do 150 minutes of activity a week but nearly half of those aged 40 to 60 fail to achieve that. One in five…

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£15 million annual fund to encourage activity in the community

Have you got a great idea for creating or improving facilities which get people active in your community? You need to know about this fantastic fund from Sport England. What is the fund for? The Community Asset Fund was launched in January 2017 and will run for five years. It has a value of £15…

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