Hallam Barbell Bears welcomes the new physical activity guidelines  

Children and young people should be active every day, according to the recently published physical activity guidelines for Children & Young People.

The guidelines highlight the importance of physical activity to strengthening bones and muscles and building confidence.

Dave Hembrough, head coach at Hallam Barbell says: “Hallam Barbell Bears is our programme for children and young people who want to get fitter, stronger and have fun.

“We provide structured physical activity and strength training to children and young people. We’re doing what the guidelines say – helping young people strengthen their bones and muscles, and build confidence. But more than that.  We have fun – lots of fun.”

Hallam Barbell Bears runs a range of sessions and programmes at Sheffield Hallam University, in schools and in the community.  For more information, get in touch.

For info, this is what the guidelines say:

  • Children and young people should engage in MVPA for an average of at least 60 minutes per day across the week. This can include all forms of activity such as physical education, active travel, after-school activities, play and sports.
  • Children and young people should engage in a variety of types and intensities of physical activity across the week to develop movement skills, muscular fitness, and bone strength.
  • Children and young people should aim to minimise the amount of time spent being sedentary, and when physically possible should break up long periods of not moving with at least light physical activity.

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