Connexercize: Devising a floor‑based game to increase physical activity levels among young children

Fiona McDermott, Bernie Reid, Elizabeth Laird

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Abstract

The growing incidence of obesity among children can be linked to our increasingly sedentary lifestyles and lack of physical activity from a young age. Nurses and health visitors have an important role to play in tackling the current obesity epidemic, by adopting innovative strategies to facilitating children’s physical activity and making activity-promoting changes in the environment, whether this is the home or the school. One such approach – a floor-based game called Connexercize – aims to encourage physical activity among young children. This article highlights the need for such innovative approaches and discusses the process of planning, developing and piloting this particular game.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)614-619
JournalJournal of Health Visiting
Volume5
Issue number12
Early online date21 Dec 2017
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 21 Dec 2017

Keywords

  • Obesity epidemic Health visitors School nurses Physical exercise Health-enhancing activities Children’s health needs

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