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Get Active gets going to increase physical activity for youngsters

Posted: Wed, 29 Nov 2017 11:34

Get Active gets going to increase physical activity for youngsters

In order to help fight the increasingly worrying issue of childhood obesity, the Norfolk County Council Early Years Team and Active Norfolk have teamed up to create the Get Active project. The initiative has got off to a flying start as 18 delegates from different early years organisations across the county came together this week to learn about implementing physical activity for early years children.

The Get Active project focuses on making long-term lifestyle changes for both individuals and families through physical activity. With Get Active, young people will be introduced to physical activity from a very early age which has proven to make a permanent impact on lifelong health and wellbeing.

The day's training session included warm-ups, games and lots more ideas of how to embed physical activity into everyday routine. The session also included talks on the importance of physical activity and reasons behind getting little ones more active in the long term.

As part of the Get Active project, organisations are required to complete case studies and review the impact of their findings to monitor the difference the implementation of physical activity has made. Through analysing these findings, organisations will be able to improve techniques going forward to make a long-term positive impact on the lives of people in Norfolk.

One delegate who attended the event, Louise Sel from Chapel Break OSC, said: "I'm so glad I came. I really want to make sure our families understand the importance of the little ones being physically active."

Contact Jo Thompson at joanne.thompson@activenorfolk.org for more information.

Tags: Early Years Physical Activity, Get Active, Schools