Health Promoting or Body Shaming?
I was recently interviewed on a local radio station when the presenter brought up the fact that there is a fine line between promoting children’s health and body shaming. His comments have gone round in my mind a few times since then and I wanted to put my thoughts on...
The Exercise Feel-Good Factor
The stress-relieving benefits of exercise for adults is well documented and discussed and we all know that a long walk, swim or exercise class will have us feeling like new after a long, hard day. However, this ‘feel-good’ aspect of sport and exercise is rarely discussed from a child’s perspective. In fact, we don’t appreciate anywhere close to enough, the daily stresses and pressures in kids’ lives. These need to be released in a positive way if we are going to encourage positive mental health in our next generation.
Benefits of Outdoor Play
Team RINKA are looking forward to getting kids moving outdoors with our summer camps this year! Before Covid disrupted life as we know it, our children already seemed to be spending more time indoors. Now this is even more so the case with lengthy Lockdowns seeing...
Utilising The Feel Good Factor
The stress-relieving benefits of exercise for adults is well documented and discussed and we all know that a long walk, swim or exercise class will have us feeling like new after a long, hard day. However, this ‘feel-good’ aspect of sport and exercise is rarely discussed from a child’s perspective.
Fitness and Mental Health in Children
While we all know the many physical benefits of exercise for children, one thing we don’t always focus on enough is the positive effect exercise has on our children’s mental health and well-being.As parents, the more you understand about the benefits, the more motivation you will have to implement change into your children’s lives to encourage them to be more active.
Go, Slow and WHOA foods
In class we have chatted about Healthy Eating GO foods are the healthiest, like fruit, vegetables, wholegrains (bread, pasta, rice) & lean meats like chicken. These foods are good to eat almost anytime. SLOW foods are OK to eat sometimes, like pancakes, white...
Healthy Minds, Healthy Bodies, Happy Hearts
I hope you enjoyed our Healthy Minds, Healthy Bodies, Happy Hearts for Healthy Children webinar on Tuesday. It was full of little gems of wisdom and helpful hints for providing children with a healthy, active summer If you missed it, or would like to listen again,...
Shaking off Lockdown in Summer Camp
We are so ready for summer camps! After just over a year of lockdowns, social distancing, mask-wearing, and isolations, we’ve come a long way in understanding the physical precautions we must take to protect ourselves and our families. We found ways to stay connected...
The social side to summer camps
It’s official - school is out for the summer! As parents, this may seem like a daunting time full of uncertainties (oh goodness, how will I entertain my kids today!? I can’t bear to hear another “I’m bored!” complaint, especially after a year of isolation). With...
Building Defences Naturally
The key message is that kids need to exercise daily, eat well, sleep plenty, increase their intake of vitamin D and keep stress levels to a minimum and they will be well on their way to healthier, stronger versions of themselves.