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National Childhood Network (NCN)

Physical Wellbeing


Physical Wellbeing

In this section we hope to provide you with a range of resources that support and promote physical wellbeing.

New training for Birth to Three and Preschool on physical wellbeing coming soon.

Helping children to be active

Chair Yoga

Recommended physical exercise guidelines for babies and young children

recommended physical exercise guidelines for babies and young children
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Helping children to be active

Staying active as a family plays a role in:

helping your children maintain a healthier weight
decreasing the risk of children developing chronic diseases such as type 2 diabetes and heart disease
helping children to build strong muscles, healthy bones, movement and co-ordination
improving children’s learning and attention
improving children’s self-esteem, mood, energy and sleep patterns

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Supporting Physical Activity

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The Health Service Executive (HSE) and Department of Health and Children have produced
The National Guidelines on Physical Activity for Ireland to support the promotion of
physical activity in Ireland for children, young people and adults