Like the rest of the country, local families have lost many of their routines during the pandemic.
Regular activities done together as a family, such as sport, club activities or even just socialising, have either stopped altogether, or are still in some cases subject to restrictions on numbers and mixing. This can have an impact on family bonding time, which in turn leads to can have a detrimental effect on family wellbeing.
Together with extended periods of lockdown with school closures and working from home, many families are keen to establish healthy habits again for 2022.
What are the benefits?
According to the website Mental Health UK, “doing things that help us to relax, make us feel happy or calm such as exercise, eating well and sleep are a normal part of taking care of ourselves and they contribute towards your mental health. Mental health is just as important as physical health and they influence each other.”
For those families with children and young adults, the disruption hit many areas of live, and left many feeling anxious, which local fitness experts are keen to help address.
The Chief Medical Officer has set a daily physical activity target, which X-force says can help families in many ways.
As the nation recovers from the pandemic, many people want to increase the amount of physical activity they do, and that’s where a gym like 3-1-5 X-Force can help.
According to owner Sean Thornton, research carried out by the government has shown that activities carried out as a family have proven benefits for all round wellbeing.
He said: “There are real improvements to a child’s development when they come from an active family, compared to simply being active with their peers. These learned behaviours can help build healthy habits for life, as well as being great fun to do as a family. There are physical, social and mental health benefits for being an active family, and it is something we are really keen to encourage.”
Timetable for fun
Finding time to fit in around family and working life can be tough, but the latest timetable offers kids classes, adults classes and plenty of group sessions, making fitness as accessible as possible.
Sean added: “We are community based at heart, and we love to have families taking part in exercise and having fun with us. If anyone has any suggestions for activities they would like to see us providing for families and carers we would be delighted to hear from them.”
Find out more at https://www.3-1-5.co.uk/schedule.