5 key steps to keeping your children healthy and happy

By Action Amanda

Amanda Frolich, aka Action Amanda, is an award-winning children’s entertainer, early years educator, health and fitness expert, best-selling author and Government advisor.

This year marks Amanda’s 30th year in business as the CEO of Amanda’s Action Club. From starting in a small community centre, Amanda has grown to working globally. Her impressive client list includes some well-known stars including; Brad and Angelina and The Beckhams… Peter Jones, Amanda Holden, The Beautiful South’s Alison Wheeler, Take That’s Mark Owen, Declan Donnelly, Sarah Beeny, Catherine Tate, Olympian Matthew Pincent… and many more…

In 2020, Amanda was invited to become a Children’s First Champion in Parliament, encouraging policymakers to put children first at the heart of all decision making. She previously worked as a children’s fitness consultant on the government’s Change4Life programme and was selected to run classes, events and training for Sure Start. Over the last 30 years Amanda has won multiple awards for her work, she is a number one best-selling author and iTunes number one chart topper – beating Baby Shark to the number one spot!

Here are her 5 key steps to consider, in order to keep your children healthy and happy:

  1. Nutrition  – Children are happier if they eat well. Good nutrition is essential during childhood, as it is a time of rapid growth, development and activity.
  2. Exercise and fresh air –  Children need to be ACTIVE on a daily basis. Plan activities that they enjoy to keep them moving both in the home and outside.  Did you know that children and pre-schoolers should be physically active for at least 3 hours throughout the day to enhance growth and development… this can be a combination of light activity and energetic activity.  Light exercise includes activities that do not cause you to break a sweat or produce shortness of breathe. This can include a leisurely walk or a bike ride. Energetic activities raise the heart rate –  running, jumping, skipping and climbing are good examples.
  3. Hydrate – It is important to sip water throughout the day to avoid dehydration. Our brain needs water to function properly.
  4. Sleep – Studies have shown that children who regularly get an adequate amount of sleep have improved attention, behaviour, learning, memory and overall mental and physical health.
  5. Wash hands regularly –  Children come into contact with germs every day. Proper hand-washing can help stop the spread of many illnesses. Here is a link to my Wash Your Hand Song on YouTube – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SLujLZ6oyfA

To find out more about Amanda please visit – www.amandasactionclub.co.uk or connect with her via www.facebook.com/amandasaction or

www.Instagram.com/actionamanda

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