The Australian Government’s new campaign, ‘Find your 30’ is all about getting Australians to commit to 30 minutes of activity per day. Australia has a reputation as a sporting nation, but these days the everyday Australian is more likely to be found sitting on the couch watching sport rather than participating in it. While we are often passionate supporters of our sporting team, we now need to put as much passion into participating in sport as we do into watching it. With obesity levels at all-time highs, Australians need to start moving as though our lives depend on it – because, when you think about it, they do.
Kids these days are becoming more sedentary than ever as technology takes over their time and attention. Today’s children are more likely to spend their after-school time playing on their Xbox or iPad rather than playing handball in the street or football at the park. Enrolling your child in a sport is a great way to encourage them to put the technology down and be more active – and this has a huge range of benefits for them, both now and in the future.