Avoid the proverbial chocolate and wine gift combo this Christmas and give a gift that can help those you’re close to keep fit and stay healthy over summer. Switching to non-food and drink gifts can make a big difference. Remember, active gifts can be fun for the family AND get everyone moving: Win-win!
Did you know? Some physical activity is better than none, and more is better than less. Every little bit of activity counts! Start small and aim to build up the duration and intensity over time.
For the adults:
And what about the kids? Rather than just supervising, unlock your inner child and participate in active play. Try these gift ideas:
Muscle strengthening exercise is super important for bone health. Plus, the more muscle you have, the more energy you use while at rest. Make sure you do some weights at least twice a week.
You need to use sun protection when the UV Index is 3 or above, and when the UV Index reaches 8 or above you should take extra care and stay out of the sun if this is possible. UV levels change throughout the day, so be sure to check the UV forecast when you are outdoors. If possible, do your active play and activities during lower times of UV.
Visit www.myuv.com.au or download the free SunSmart app to find out the UV.
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