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How to stay active over the holiday break

How to stay active over the holiday break

Author: Mark Spindler
Author Role: Director of Sport

Staying active over Easter

Many students at our College enjoy sport and it is an everyday aspect of their life. Now, with the postponement of all sport and the need to self-isolate, students may be seeking an alternative to the outlet sport provides, especially over the term break.

It is recommended that children between the ages of five to 17 should do 60 minutes (accumulated) or more of moderate to vigorous activity per day, mainly involving aerobic activities (Aust. Department of Health). 

I encourage all students to maintain some daily physical activity over the term break. There are numerous guided online resources available, and activities could include:

  • Going for a run
  • Riding a bike
  • Skipping at home 
  • Dancing
  • Gardening
  • Online exercise class – take advantage of the wealth of online classes at the moment. Many of these can be found on YouTube (always be aware of your own limitations)
  • Meditation
  • Yoga 
  • Kicking, passing or throwing a ball with a family member
  • Or surprise your parents by cleaning the house!!

Please make sure students are always abiding by the isolation guidelines. 

Exercise Right also shares some ideas to support physical health during this period of social distancing.