PLAY FITNESS BLOG

Outdoor Gyms – The perfect solution for Primary Schools.

Recently the government have been making plans to help tackle the childhood obesity crisis. They have already placed a new tax on sugary drinks, limited the number of takeaways around schools and planned to encourage manufacturers to reduce the size of chocolate bars. Although they cannot tackle this problem alone, so have pledged to parents […]

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Do we know how much sugar is in our food?

New Year, New Start is how most of us start a new year, usually with the latest diet fad or by joining a gym. These, for most of us only last a couple of month, then after the novelty wears off we revert to the same bad habits that we had before. This doesn’t have […]

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Turning Points to Pounds for Children In Need

Thoughtful pupils in South Tyneside have completed a fitness challenge to raise vital cash for Children in Need. Pupils at Westoe Crown Primary School, South Shields, took part in a fitness competition to raise money for the charity which helps disadvantaged children and young people in communities across the UK. As part of the unique […]

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Outdoor Play and Winter Fitness

With the cold weather looming on us it can discourage the most motivated exercises. Play Finesses’ equipment is primarily outdoor, when developing our ranges, we recognised that children are sometimes disconnected with the outside world. This could be due to them spending more time playing video games or watching T.V. The Play Strategy for Scotland […]

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Childhood obesity strategy delayed…AGAIN!

With delays in the much needed childhood obesity strategy is it time we started taking matters in to our own hands? It’s no surprise that childhood obesity levels are at an all-time high with the rise in fast food and lack of exercise being the main contributors. The World Health Organisation (WHO) regard ‘childhood obesity […]

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