Kids and teens, this red stars section is full of information just for you! Find out about how you can be healthy by following the 5 Ways to a Healthy Lifestyle. The 5 ways include getting active each day, choosing water as drink, eating more fruit and vegies, choosing healthier snacks and reducing the amount of time you spend watching TV or playing games on the computer or small screen devices.
Not being active is one of the reasons why kids and adults become overweight or obese. Being overweight puts a lot of strain on bodies and causes lots of health problems as people get older. You can get active and eat healthily to prevent this!
Both the Kids and Teens sections have interesting Stats and Facts, Resouces and Activities as well as Physical Activity Ideas that you should know about. Below are just some highlights, so read on to learn more about ways to help you feel your best!
Top 11 Most Played Sports
Tennis, swimming and soccer are popular sports for kids. Find out which are the top 11 most played sports for 5 to 14 year-olds. Can you guess which is number 1?
Most Played Sports
Why is being physically active good for kids?
Did you know that being physically active helps you to grow strong bones and muscles? It can also help you relax, improve your balance and flexibility among other things. Read more on the Being Active page.
Try the salty potato experiment
Salty food and drinks make people thirsty, so what do you think happens to a potato when it is dipped into salty water? Try this experiment and other activities out for yourself! Read more on the Healthy Kids Activities page.
Healthy Kids Activities
Cycling, walking and taking the stairs are great forms of 'active transport'. Find out other ways and why it's important to get active when going from place to place.
How much water should you be drinking?
To stay properly hydrated, you need to give your body a certain amount of fluids every day. This includes water, milk and other drinks. Find out the recommended daily intake of water on the Drinks for Hydration page.
Drinks for Hydration
Good reasons why you shouldn't spend more than 2 hours a day being 'still'!
Some sedentary or 'still' activities have benefits but you need to find a balance between this and getting enough physical activity too. Find out why, as well as a whole lot of statistics on Sedentary Behaviour.