Fitness & Health
Keeping fit has a range of benefits which means it should not be forgotten about during isolation. By taking part in fitness drills you can strengthen your immune system, boost your mental health and feel better about yourself during frightening times.
The UK Government has stressed the need to only leave the house for essentials, or to complete one form of exercise per day.
This blog post will provide you with a range of fun fitness drills, suitable for all ages, which you can complete in your home and garden.Read More
Speculation is mounting that schools could close for a significant period due to coronavirus – but you can still revise at home to ensure you don’t fall behind on preparation for summer exams.
Schools across the UK have been told to brace themselves for two week closures – and told to get ready GCSE and A-level coursework, as well as homework.
The Government COBRA meeting this afternoon is likely to decide when and for how long the school closures will be in operation. This blog post explains how during the inconvenience which is likely to be caused due to the virus, PEOffice can help you to revise at home.Read More
British Cycling has announced that one million more women are cycling now than in 2013.
The statement comes just days before International Women’s Day, which takes place this Sunday. It aims to celebrate the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women.
The target meets the organisation’s strategy to inspire one million more women to ride, race and be part of British Cycling by 2020; and it is a huge step to reducing the historic gender gap within the sport.
But what does the announcement mean for cycling and fitness for women? This blog post explains.Read More
The World Health Organisation (WHO) said yesterday that the world is in “unchartered territory” on the coronavirus outbreak. The UK Government is today expected to announce a plan to combat the virus, including an effect on school, travel arrangements and sporting events.
Sporting events have already been affected heavily by the virus around the world. Major international events have already been cancelled, while domestic sport in a number of countries is also under threat.
But what has been done so far to stop the virus spreading through sport – and how are this summer’s events such as the Olympics and European Championships likely to be affected. This blog post explains.Read More
There is no doubt that being active is vital to our overall health. The NHS is now advising that children aged 5-18 do at least an hour of physical activity every day, and adults should aim for at least 150 minutes a week.
It is important to teach your students that exercise and fitness are also vital for their mental health and wellbeing, and not just their physical health.Read More
In the second part of our series on exercise and body image, we look at what influences poor body image and the age at which such dissatisfaction occurs.
Children’s opinions of their bodies form at a very young age. In fact studies have shown that pre-schoolers as young as three are unhappy with their bodies.Read More
We stand on the verge of an all-out epidemic of childhood obesity. While we know all too well of the many heath implications of our youngsters’ struggle with weight issues, the implications for their mental health are lesser known and understood.
Yet, as we’ll go on to illustrate, fitness and happiness go hand in hand…Read More
The link between exercise and body image is complicated. It is safe to say, though, that participating in a moderate amount of exercise – the government recommends a minimum of 150 minutes of moderate physical activity per week – generally improves body image.Read More
You know that exercise is a non-negotiable in the fight against childhood obesity. You’ve probably heard the news that fit, active children go on to lead healthier, longer lives.
But are you aware of the ways in which exercise boosts brain power? Did you even dare imagine that frequently active kids are more engaged and put in a better academic performance when compared to their sedentary contemporaries?Read More