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Get Fit and Fet at Free Multi-Sports Camp

| Wednesday 15th March 2017 2:23pm

Get Fit and Fed at Free Multi-Sports Camp

With the news that exercise levels are declining ‘long before adolescence’, Edinburgh Leisure and Craigmillar Community Sports Hub is offering free sport and healthy eating sessions during the Easter holidays aimed at 6-12 year olds.

A new study published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine says that sitting is replacing physical activity from the time children start school. Many of the 400 children enrolled in the study did less than this as they got older.

Phil Trodden, Community Sport Hub Coordinator at Edinburgh Leisure said: “Sitting is replacing physical activity from the time children start school. Children should get at least an hour of exercise a day. Activities outside school have an important role to play too.

“So our sessions will be on encouraging the children to have fun and move more, at the same time as instilling in them the importance of a healthy diet.”

The sessions will run from Monday, 3 April to Friday, 7 April 2017 from 10.30-12.30 at Jack Kane Sport Centre. Each day will have a different one hour sport of physical activity followed by a one hour healthy eating session and meal.

On Friday 7 April, a multi-sport event will kick off at 10.00 until 12.00 noon with a range of different sports to try out.

Places are limited to 30 per session and booking is essential and needs to be made by Monday, 27 March. To book a place on the camp, contact: communitysportshubs@edinburghleisure.co.uk

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