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How to Keep Active over Christmas

In order to enjoy a healthy and injury-free holiday, our Osteopath’s encourage you to focus on your health, both physically and mentally. A great way to start is by keeping active over the Christmas period and getting off on the right foot for the New Year.


Buy gifts that encourage physical activity

This Christmas, rather than getting your kids an iPad or computer game, consider a present like a cricket bat or a netball that will encourage physical activity and ultimately leading to lifestyle choices in the long run. Active Healthy Kids Australia’s Report Card on Physical Activity for Children has identified that worldwide, children’s fitness has been declining at the rate of 3% to 5% per decade since 1970, with Australian kids now in the bottom third of the world in fitness and inactivity.

Ways to get active

Getting a little more physical activity into your day doesn’t have to be a chore. Dust off the bicycles and go for a ride, plan a bushwalk or simply limit your couch time get up and get moving. If unsure what physical activity is right for you or your child’s age and experience, your Osteopath can assess physical and motor development and suggest appropriate options.

Start slowly and build up

To avoid any injuries from getting out and active, it’s best to start slowly and gradually build up.

Don’t ignore the pain

If you do injure yourself over the holidays, don’t ignore the pain, see your Osteopath. Osteopaths can treat all sorts of injuries and will help you get back on the beach or playing with the kids.

If you are looking to make an appointment, our clinic will be open throughout the Christmas/New Year season you can call our clinic on 9908 2844 or alternatively you can book online here.

We have 9 excellent Osteopathic healthcare practitioners at Middle Park Osteopathic Clinic, for more information click here to read their profiles and find your best match.


Report Card, Report Card on Physical Activity for Children, the Active Healthy Kids Australia, 2014

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