Keeping The Kids Active | Summer Holidays 2019

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With the school summer holidays now upon us parents across the land are focused entirely on how to keep their little darlings happily amused for 6 long weeks.  At this early stage in proceedings, we're all planning den building and lovely picnics -  but you know that by week two the temptation to top up their Fortnight account with the entire month's shopping budget will be starting to take over your common sense.

We're here to help you stay strong! You know that keeping them active is the absolute best choice for them, and that the electronics path to amusement isn't where you want to be.  This handy run down on why it is important to stand your ground here, might just be the reminder you need when things get tough.   

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Top ten reasons for keeping kids active in the summer holidays

  1. Fun, Fun, Fun! Your child will enjoy running, skipping, jumping, kicking balls, throwing hoops and all of the other great fun things that happen when they're active.
  2. Physical activity develops children’s self-esteem and confidence as they learn how to overcome challenging situations and further develop social skills such as leadership and empathy.
  3. Exercise increases the blood flow to all body tissues, including the brain which means better concentration levels both in school and out of it.
  4. Active children improve their body’s ability to absorb oxygen through aerobic exercise. Due to the increased oxygen in their body’s cells they feel more energised. Plus, active children develop stronger bone structure and muscle structure which will last into adulthood.
  5. Active children breathe better and sweat more. Breathing and sweating are great ways to detoxify the body and help it keep “clean.”
  6. Exercise enhances the brain’s metabolism and studies show that active children have improved memory as a result of better brain function.
  7. Moderate, fun-oriented exercise increases all of those beneficial hormones while at the same time, burning off excess harmful hormones.
  8. Studies report that exercise decreases anxiety, reduces depression, and improves mood and outlook in children. In addition, their quality of sleep is improved.
  9. Active children have a stronger immune system! The body’s ability to fight disease is improved. Children are less prone to colds, allergies, and diseases.
  10. As with adults, exercise means a reduction of type 2 diabetes, a lower blood pressure, an improvement of the child’s cholesterol profile and a strengthening of the entire cardiovascular system, including the heart and lungs.

Across Perth and Kinross, Live Active Leisure offers a huge range of fun activities for the kids to stay active - and amused! - all summer long. Download their Summer Holiday Activities programme and get ready to pour a cuppa, read a mag and enjoy a few hours of uninteruppted bliss!

Just for Fun Sessions: A huge range of fun activities, from Aquarun to football, trampolining and more. Suitable for kids in P1 - P7, and free to Active Fun Members. Booking is advised. 

Sports Camps: These fantatsic camps take place over consecutive days and include everything from kayaking and rookie lifeguard skills to gymnastics and football. Learn new skills, meet new friends and have FUN! Booking is required. 

Holiday Hero Camps: Packed full of fun sports, games, arts 'n' crafts and more to keep your superheroes fighting fit, super-charged and happy throughout the holidays. To make it even better, packed lunches are available! Please check availability during booking.

Go-Play at Perth Leisure Pool This Summer And pick up a £1 Kids Swim Voucher for September

Kids swimming at Perth Leisure Pool in July or August will receive a £1 swim voucher which can be used in September to keep the Summer of Swim going! MiRewards holders can also claim double points at Perth Leisure Pool over July and August.

Perth Leisure Pool is perfect for a family day out, with everything to keep the the boredom at bay; five pools, an outdoor lagoon, flumes, wild water, and a cafe to refuel. 

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