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Joe Wicks The Body Coach at-home PE lessons

Joe Wicks The Body Coach at-home PE lessons

Joe Wicks is a man on a mission, keeping Britain’s kids fit while at home, with daily PE lessons streaming live from YouTube! The Body Coach is known for his quick healthy recipes and HIIT videos and fitness challenges, but he’s come to the nation’s rescue with kid friendly exercises!

Joe Wicks launched ‘PE with Joe’ on Monday 23rd March and since then, his live videos have been viewed by over a million people and shared over 150,000 times on Facebook.

Children and young people should do at least 60 minutes of exercise a day consisting of 2 different types of physical activity a week. Exercise is vital for physical and mental wellbeing and with the school closures, it’s important to stay positive and keep moving.

Health benefits of exercise for children

A child who is encouraged to keep fit from a young age will be more likely to exercise throughout their lives. Research suggests inactive children are likely to become inactive adults. Exercise provides plenty of benefits for children and young people such as:

  • Lowering stress
  • Increasing self-esteem
  • Building stronger muscles and bones
  • Improves academic scores
  • Socialising

Online resources

There are plenty of child-friendly resources available to access for free online. It’s important to make sure children are getting plenty of exercise and also education materials when they’re at home.

GoNoodle - this platform is made especially for kids and provides various movement and mindfulness videos available for children to access wherever they are!

This Girl Can - Developed in partnership with Disney, This Girl Can provides free Disney dance-alongs, a great way to get up and keep moving.

Fitness Blender – Fitness Blender is a website and YouTube website offering virtual workout videos suitable for every fitness level, workout programmes and meal plans.

YouTube – if you can’t find it anywhere else, check on YouTube. YouTube offers a wide range of free videos on all subject, especially fitness.

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