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The Benefits

Embrace Whole Body Learning through Movement Maze’s Active Ability Solution

Physical Health

Mental Health

Regulation

Learning

Fun

Benefits

Movement and Exercise is the powerhouse for health! Providing opportunities for movement, play, sport and activity for your children can significantly improve their health and wellbeing. Movement Maze provides a fun and interactive way that children can repetitively practice fundamental gross motor skills and create opportunities to:

Move

Play

Build Strength

Develop Muscles

Increase Focus & Attention

Improve Co-ordination & Control

The Scary Statistics

Unfortunately, the statistics from the Australian Health Study indicate that

  • Only one in three children undertook the recommended 60 minutes of physical activity every day. (3)
  • Only one in ten young people undertook the recommended 60 minutes of physical activity every day. (3)

Almost one quarter (24.9%) of children aged 5-17 years were overweight (17%) or obese (8.1%) in 2017-18 (1)

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Overweight

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Obese

Evidence for Exercise

There is a high level of evidence from analysis of randomised controlled trials into benefits of physical activity for children as reported by the Australian Government Department of Health (2) to show that regular and repetitive physical activity:

  • Improves heart and metabolic health
  • Reduces fat tissue and unhealthy weight gain
  • Builds bone density and reduces risk of fracture
  • Increases muscular strength, power and endurance
  • Significantly impacts mental health (3-5 days a week of 40-60 minutes of moderate intensity exercise)
  • Increases in cognitive development from 15 minutes of movement a day 5 days a week

Suggestions for Movement

Based on these results, the Australian guidelines for children (3) is:

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Children should participate in 60 minutes of moderate intensity exercise every day.

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This can be accumulated through play, indoor and outdoor movement activities, and structures sporting.

In Summary

Movement and Exercise is the powerhouse for health! Providing opportunities for movement, play, sport and activity for your children can significantly improve their health and wellbeing! So why wouldn’t you.

Choose Movement Maze

Children need to learn to move
and they also need to move to learn

Fundamental movement training, or teaching of the building blocks for movement skills (running, hopping, balancing, and twisting) creates the foundations for an active lifestyle and competency in physical activity (4).

Movement Maze provides a fun and interactive way that children can repetitively practice fundamental gross motor skills and create opportunities to:

Move

Play

Build Strength

Develop Muscles

Increase Bone Density

Improve Co-ordination & Control

All while thinking they are playing and having fun!

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Let us do the thinking and design of the activities.

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Let me plan a movement sequence and strength activity set for developmentally age appropriate tasks.

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You can give the children in your lives a fun and enjoyable movement experience knowing that you are helping to improve their health and wellbeing while they think its just a lot of fun.

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References

  1. https://www.abs.gov.au/ausstats/abs@.nsf/PrimaryMainFeatures/4364.0.55.001?OpenDocument
  2. T Oakley et al (2013): A SYSTEMATIC REVIEW TO UPDATE THE AUSTRALIAN PHYSICAL ACTIVITY GUIDELINES FOR CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE. Australian Government Department of Health.
  3. Australian Government: Department of Health. (2019): Guidelines for Healthy Growth and Development for Children and Young People (5-17 Years). Accessed 12/02/2020 https://www1.health.gov.au/internet/main/publishing.nsf/Content/F01F92328EDADA5BCA257BF0001E720D/$File/brochure-24hr-guidelines-5-17yrs.pdf
  4. Lubams D et al (2010): Fundamental Movement Skills in children and adolescents, Reviews of the associated health benefits. Sports Medicine 40 (12)  pp1019-1035.

Embrace Whole Body Learning through Movement Maze’s Active Ability Solution

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Designed by a Physiotherapist with experience working with children and people with disabilities. Endorsed by Allied Health Team of Occupational Therapists and Speech Therapists to optimize Multi-Sensory Learning Opportunities.

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