This week, we’re joined by Character Options to introduce the Stay Active collection – a new collection of toys and games that can be played with both inside and outside, offering all members of the families great active fun all year round.

The Stay Active collection was developed with the goal of helping of helping families to improve the general wellbeing of kids. These activity toys have each been designed to not only provide families with endless entertainment, whatever the weather, but also to encourage kids to get active – and stay active – helping to promote good physical and mental health.

This collection is packed with fun, family inclusive toys and games, and you can read all about them in our products guide here. And you can find out more about why Character Options developed the range here. But with physical activity taking centre stage on UKMums.TV this week, we wanted to delve deeper into the benefits of staying active!

Staying active all year round has so many benefits! Keep reading to find out more…

Supports good physical health

To start with the obvious, staying active is great for our physical health. Not only does exercise help to maintain a healthy weight, but it also helps to combat many health conditions and diseases. Regular exercise helps to prevent or manage a whole stack of health concerns, including high blood pressure, Type 2 diabetes, stroke, many types of cancer and more.

Boosts mental health

It’s a well known fact that exercise can help to improve good mood. As the saying goes… healthy body = health mind! Physical activity helps to stimulate various brain chemicals, including endorphins, that can make you feel happier, more relaxed and less anxious.

Improves self-confidence and better self-esteem

Thanks to the physical and mental health benefits of exercise, staying active can also help boost confidence and self-esteem.

Supports good cognitive function

Exercise has also been shown to boost memory and thinking skills. This is largely because physical activity helps to support better mood and sleep, whilst also helping to reduce stress and anxiety.

Offers a fun way for families to connect

Obviously activity dependent, but many forms of exercise can offer people the chance to spend good, fun, quality time with others.

Establishes a healthy routine in the early years

By encouraging children to be active in their childhood, parents and guardians are helping children to establish a healthy routine that they can continue into adulthood. This is super important, as exercise can be a great coping mechanism for stressful times, whilst also packing numerous benefits for physical and mental health. 

For more great active fun, head back to the main takeover page, where you’ll be able to enter our competition for a chance to win a bundle of goodies from the range and more!

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