Healthy Lives Families Update - summer activities 2021, a to z of sports, easy family meals and physical activity challenges!

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The Healthy Lives Team Families update contains helpful information and activities for your whole school community


This is the FAMILIES newsletter from The Healthy Lives Team. Each Friday we share relevant information, activities and resources to support your ongoing health and wellbeing.

The HEALTHY LIVES TEAM supports schools, pupils and families with everything to do with health and wellbeing. We want to help you to live fitter, healthier and happier lives.

We now have a Healthy Lives Team webpage where you can find out more about the team and access Healthy Schools resources and all our archived newsletters.

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Summer activities 2021

Summer is here and we have even more activities to keep kids and teens busy throughout - better yet most of our events are absolutely FREE.

Click on the link below for upcoming events or view the complete schedule of activities.

So whether it's an online photography workshop or music production lessons, there's something for everyone.

Summer activities >

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A to Z of sports and activities 

Sports and active hobbies are a great way to get moving, which is really important for everyone's physical and mental health – especially after the past year.

Getting kids moving and having fun again has never been more important, and it all counts towards the 60 minutes of activity they need every day. 

Check out the A to Z of sports and activities on the Change4Life website to find a new favourite!

A to Z of sports >


Quick and easy family meals

Change4Life have more than 30 delicious, flexible dinner ideas with step-by-step instructions to help you make quick, healthier family dinners. And to get you started, they have a special selection of recipes for each day of the week all updated to include just the essential ingredients.

It only takes around 30 minutes to get food on the table for many of them, and Change4Life have made it easy to see which ingredients are "swaptional", so you know when you can swap ones you don't have for ones you do, or just leave them out entirely – perfect for when you need a quick dinner with what you have to hand.

Change4Life recipes >


60 second physical activity challenges 

Are you looking to get fit as a family and are you ready for a challenge? Give these 60 second physical activity challenges a try. These activities have been designed using a compete against yourself approach to physical activity, with a focus on resilience and perseverance. Can you achieve Bronze, Silver or Gold for each challenge? A free tracking sheet is provided to record your best attempts. There are 25 different challenges to try so have a go!

 Click here for challenges >

And remember...


"Look up at the stars and not down at your feet. Try to make sense of what you see, and wonder about what makes the universe exist. Be curious."

Stephen Hawking

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The Healthy Lives Team

The Healthy Lives Team want to support you with all aspects of health and wellbeing. We will be sending you regular newsletters that will be relevant whether you are at school, work, or at home.

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We are incredibly proud in Tower Hamlets to have supported schools to gain more Healthy Schools awards than any other borough in London. So please use this newsletter in whatever way suits you best to stay as fit and healthy as possible.

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Take care,

The Healthy Lives team at London Borough of Tower Hamlets.

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