Healthy and Active in Wyndham
To support your child’s health and wellbeing, it is important to encourage your child/children to participate in active play. Parents are great role models, and your participation in being active and playing with your children is a great way to help them be active and healthy.
Note: consult with your doctor or midwife before starting any postnatal exercise program.
Below are some great ways for both young children and parents to get more active.
|Postnatal Exercise is important to restoring mothers’
health and fitness. This website has some good information
|Playgrounds, parks and reserves are great places for
children and parents to play
|Mums and bubs classes or separate children’s and adult
programs (e.g. dance classes, yoga or pilates) are available at community
centres and via private centres
|Swimming and water play is great exercise and a lot of
fun for both kids and parents. Children can start swimming lessons from 6 months
|Play groups are active and social for kids and parents||http://www.wyndham.vic.gov.au/residents/earlyyearsandyouth/playgroups|
|Some sports are tailored to young children (e.g.
gymnastics) and most are available to adults
|Walking/Cycling groups can be a great way to socialise,
make new friends and get some exercise all at the same time
|Heart moves is a fully accessible gentle exercise program for all||http://www.experiencewyndham.com.au/leisure__recreation/heartmoves|
|Gyms are a great way for parents to get fit in an
|For those who prefer the great outdoors, why not check
out Wyndham’s many walk and bike paths
|Or if you have a dog, the dog off lead areas||http://www.experiencewyndham.com.au/leisure__recreation/offlead|