September’s focus is all about creating a healthy habit from a young age and highlighting the roles parents and schools should play in ensuring children and young people are physically active.
Positive experiences of being active at an early age are much more likely to mean an active adulthood. We are born to be active, but to continue with this lifelong behaviour, we must make sure that experiences are fun, positive, and safe for children and young people. This is where Find Your Active steps in. Regular physical activity can make a massive difference to the overall wellbeing of our children and young people. Currently over 50% of Essex, Southend and Thurrock’s young people are not participating in the recommended amount of physical activity a week. As we build back stronger from the pandemic, now is our chance to ensure our children and young people have the best start to life. Find Your Active is here to support children and young people, their families, and schools, by ensuring that fun and enjoyable opportunities are available to them. So, visit https://www.activeessex.org/children-young-people/ to play your part or view our activity finder to see what’s going on near you! https://bit.ly/FYAActivityFinder