Just one in five Cambridgeshire children meet daily recommended level of activity

Just one in five Cambridgeshire children meet the daily recommended level of activity.

Just one in five Cambridgeshire children meet the daily recommended level of activity. - Credit: Archant

More than three quarters of children in Cambridgeshire are failing to meet the daily national recommended level of activity, a study has revealed.

New figures show that just 26 per cent of boys and 17 per cent of girls in the area meet the recommended activity time of 60 minutes per day, and that one in five children – 20.9 per cent – start primary school overweight, rising to 31.7 per cent by the time they leave.

In light of those statistics, Cambridgeshire County Council is asking children to shake up their summer holidays and get involved in a Disney-inspired programme which offers 10 minute activities, featuring a host of their cartoon favourites.

Val Thomas, consultant in public health at the council, said: “This is a great way to encourage children to be more active over the summer holidays.

“Every 10 minute burst of exercise can make a real difference in helping children achieve this. The programme also aims to inspire longer term activity among children and promote healthy habits all year round.”


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For more information, visit https://www.nhs.uk/10-minute-shake-up.

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