Our ‘Healthy4Life’ programme helps families across North Tyneside and the title speaks for itself – being healthy is a life-long commitment. Being healthy for one day isn’t going to change your life, the same as having the occasional treat won’t ruin all of your hard work!

So, to turn the ‘a dog is for life, not just for Christmas’ phrase on its head, being healthy is for life, and isn’t to be forgotten at Christmas!

As always, we’re here to help! The Healthy4Life team has created a 12 day guide to a more active and healthy Christmas – with lots of festive fun for the family…

Day two

Cupid’s Crackers Circuits

With excitement building in the lead up to Christmas, being off school and lots of fun activities, a great way to burn off some excess energy and make them tired when it comes to bedtime is through exercise.

This one is Christmas themed and is a great way to exercise as a family with a festive twist, work up a sweat and get your heart thumping.

The “cracking” set of circuits can be done in your Santa hat and Christmas jumper to your favourite Christmas songs!

Repeat each exercise 3 times:

  • 10 Santa squats
  • 8 candy cane crunches
  • 10 snowman star jumps
  • 5 pig in blankets press ups
  • 20 holly high knees