Help for families trying to get fit

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With the Olympics just one week away, families across Northamptonshire will this year be given personalised activity plans to help bring the country together and make us the most active Olympic host nation ever.

Healthy living campaign Change4Life is giving out Games4Life activity check questionnaires.

Each individual which responds (even if there is more than one in each household) will receive their own free personalised action pack, specific for adults or children, to help them get moving more and make the changes they need for a healthier future.

The packs for children will include new activity ideas, stickers, tips and prizes, to help children get active.

Also featuring new games and tools, the packs could help keep boredom at bay over the summer holidays.

Advice for adults in their separate packs will also ensure it’s not just youngsters who are getting up and about.

Marie McLoughlin, specialist in public health in Northamptonshire, said: “The Olympic Games in London is a fantastic way of encouraging people to become more active.

“Adults should exercise for at least 30 minutes every day and children even longer to keep fit and well.

“The Games4Life packs are an excellent way to help anyone convert the excitement they get from watching the Olympics on the TV into getting out and getting exercise.”

The Games4Life activity check questionnaire is available at www.nhs.uk/change4life/pages/games4life.aspx or paper copies are available at GP surgeries and pharmacies across Northamptonshire with a freepost return.