Are your kids ready to Shake Up this summer?

A national programme of 10 Minute Shake Ups to help get more children more active is launched in the borough this week by Public Health England (PHE) and Disney UK, with support from Sport England.

Published: Thursday, 4th July 2019

Image of the 10 minute shake up logo.

A national programme of 10 Minute Shake Ups to help get more children more active is launched in the borough this week by Public Health England (PHE) and Disney UK, with support from Sport England to inspire the nation’s children to get more active.

Change4Life’s Disney-inspired 10 Minute Shake Up (10MSU) games help children get active for 60 minutes a day with 10-minute bursts of active fun, inspired by their favourite characters and stories from Disney and Pixar’s Toy Story 4 and Incredibles 2 and Disney’s Frozen and The Lion King.

Currently, just 20 per cent of boys and 14 per cent of girls meet the national recommendation of 60 minutes of moderate to vigorous physical activity every day, but simple activities like active play, scooting or walking count too, so by encouraging these, parents can help their children become more active.

Councillor Katherine Dunne, Cabinet Member for Communities and Workforce, 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 these 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.”

Through the 10 Minute Shake Up games, children can develop key physical activity skills including; being strong like Mr Incredible, agile like Simba, or having strong stamina like Elsa.

As well as playing the games, this year the Change4Life website is hosting an online quiz to help children, with their parents, find activities and sports that might be perfect for them to try so that they can continue being active during summer and beyond.

By playing 10 Minute Shake Up games, gaining skills and taking the online quiz, the campaign will act as an inspiration and gateway to other physical activities and sports.

Keep the kids busy this summer with 10 Minute Shake Up games from Change4Life with Disney. Then take the online quiz to discover the perfect activities and sports for them. Search Change4Life.

One You Hounslow is promoting the 10 Minute Shake Ups, to find out more, come along to one of the following events;

Thursday 4 July, at Asda Feltham Tilley Road, Feltham TW13 4BH

Friday 5 July, 2-4pm at Morrisons, Brentford, 228-246 High Street, Brentford TW8 0AB

Saturday 6 July, 11am-6pm at the Worton Estate Community Centre, Unwin Road, Isleworth TW7 6HY

Monday 8 July,11am-12:30pm at Cranford Primary School, Berkeley Avenue, Hounslow TW4 6LB

Monday 8 July, 3:30-5:30pm at Orchard Primary School Fair, Orchard Road, Hounslow TW4 5JW

Tuesday 9 July,11-12noon at Chatsworth Primary School, Heath Road, Hounslow TW3 2NW

Saturday 20 July, 11.30am-4.30pm at the Joint Services Day, Bedfont Lakes, Clockhouse Lane, TW14 8QA

One You Hounslow also offers services to support children to live a healthier lifestyle by increasing their exercises and improving their diet. Programmes are available to support children, schools and families. To find out more and to register for a place, contact One You Hounslow on 020 8973 3530 or visit;

www.oneyouhounslow.org/family-weight-management

www.oneyouhounslow.org/healthy-teens  

To find out more about the 10 Minute Shake Up, visit www.nhs.uk/10-minute-shake-up/shake-ups

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