- Published: Friday, 22 March 2013 09:17
Did you enjoy sport during your school days? It’s true that some kids love sport and want to be the next Jessica Ennis or Andy Murray. Unfortunately, I wasn’t a fan and many children today agree - competitive sport is seen as boring and un-cool, and definitely not fun. Only a quarter of our children do the recommended 60 minutes of exercise a day.
But one thing has changed since I hung up my hockey boots, and that’s the definition of exercise. It simply means moving more - not coming first in the 100 metres dash. So gardening is officially exercise! Raking up leaves, digging over the borders, sweeping the path - they all get you moving and gently out of breath. Even better, you’re getting some fresh air and (hopefully!) a bit of sun on your face.