Best Start physical activity
- keeping active during pregnancy is good for you and your baby
- aim for 150 minutes of physical activity each week, Tommy's: What kind of exercises can I do during pregnancy?
- if you are not usually active, build up gradually and listen to your body
- if you are already active, try to keep going during pregnancy, but do what feels comfortable for your body.
- avoid high-impact activities and bumping your bump
- Tommy's: A guide to pelvic floor exercises, try to exercise your pelvic floor muscles every day
- encourage physical activity from birth, GOV.UK: Promotional material Physical activity guidelines: infographics Infographics explaining the physical activity needed for general health benefits for all age groups, disabled adults, pregnant women and women after childbirth
- be active with your child
- try a range of activities - explore the outdoors, swimming, walking to the shops, playing with toys, helping to prepare a meal
- limit sedentary time, including time spent sat in a pushchair or sat in front of the TV
- be active when travelling - walking or scooting as much as possible to avoid getting in the car
- continue to exercise your pelvic floor muscles every day, Tommy's: A guide to pelvic floor exercises
- Active Wiltshire
- Leisure - activities range between Leisure Centres; free swimming for under 16's in school holidays, pre-school gymnastics, swim school
- For physical activity support during pregnancy: Bloom (Trowbridge and Chippenham Birth centres) call 01249 456539; PIMS (Salisbury Hospital) call: 07917 073470
- For physical activity support for non-pregnant adults see Wiltshire Health Improvement Hub web page
- NHS Start4Life: Exercising in pregnancy
- Better health start for life: Baby moves
- Tommy's: What kind of exercises can I do during pregnancy?
- NHS: Physical activity guidelines for children (under 5 years)
- GOV.UK: Promotional material Physical activity guidelines: infographics Infographics explaining the physical activity needed for general health benefits for all age groups, disabled adults, pregnant women and women after childbirth - includes infographics for pregnant people, children 0-5, for women and birth people from birth to 12 months
- NCMP reception data (children aged 4-5 years old) - 21.3% of reception aged children are carrying excess weight in Wiltshire
- 1 in 10 children aged 2-4 years old regularly meet the Chief Medical Officer's physical activity guidelines of 180 minutes a day nationally