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Active60 plan to help children in Oxfordshire achieve 60 active minutes, every day

on Thu, 01/10/2020 - 4:26pm

Active 60 is a new campaign to help ensure that every child in Oxfordshire can achieve 60 active minutes, every day.

Oxfordshire's children are facing a health crisis

  • In 2019, 48% of children in our county were not getting enough exercise.
  • On top of this, physical activity levels for children have plummeted following Covid-19, with only 19% of children meeting Chief Medical Officer guidelines of 60 active minutes a day.
  • In Oxfordshire, this means that over 68,000 children are currently at risk of poor health and wellbeing as well as not enjoying other far reaching benefits of being active, such as improved educational attainment.

Take action

The GO Active website (click) has plenty of great tips to help your children get active at home and in your local community.

It can help you find local cycle paths, walking routes, outdoor spaces and so much more - all designed to help your children achieve their 60 active minutes every day.

There's also plenty of information about local activities in the Live Well Directory for Oxfordshire (click).