GardenCentreOnline.co.uk Today Announced That Parents Are Seeking To Keep Children Active During Summer By Encouraging Them To Exercise Outdoors
GardenCentreOnline.co.uk today announced parents in the UK have been trying to keep their children active through the summer by taking them out and participating in outdoor activities together.
August 31, 2012 (Newswire.com) - The unpredictability of the weather in the UK has been commented on by many weather broadcasters and newspapers like The Independent. However many people have been enjoying the recent heat and sun that has meant everyone can be outdoors.
With the sunny weather parents are seizing the opportunity to get their children outside and being more active. However it has been proven by the BBC that some children are not responsive to exercise and would prefer to do anything but keep active.
Alongside this it was recorded that 17 per cent of boys and 16 per cent of girls between the ages of 12 and 15 in the UK are either obese or overweight. This statistic shows that there is an urgent need for parents to keep their children healthy and active.
National Jewish Health recently researched the relationship between parents being active and their children being active. As a result of this research they have suggested that should parents want to get their children doing more activities outdoors then they too should take part in these activities.
In order to achieve this many parents are buying a trampoline for use at home in the garden. A trampoline is a great form of exercise, as reported by The Republic. Any kind of bouncing on trampolines or learning tricks is known as rebound exercise, and has been proven to burn more calories than other types of exercise.
The advantage of a trampoline is that both parents and children can use it, sometimes even at the same time. If parents begin to use a trampoline then their children will be more likely to use it as well, which will act as a form of exercise they can do that is more fun than others. There are many kinds of trampoline but the most cost effective for families are the 8ft trampolines, which can also come with enclosures for added safety.
GardenCentreOnline.co.uk is an online retailer of gardening equipment and other garden goods based in the UK. They have a wide range of products that are perfect for keeping kids active including garden games and a wide range of trampolines.