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Help to get kids fit and ‘appy:

A new app aimed at incorporating physical activity into everyday life for children may be helpful for everyone.
By Motherpedia
Date: February 17 2014
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Kids have a new way of being helped to get fit with a new mobile app that integrates technology with sport and physical activity.

The Daily Physical Activity Guide app provides tips on how to incorporate physical activity into everyday life and is aimed at teachers to help them show children how to integrated active living and learning into their daily routine.

“The Daily Physical Activity Guide app acts as a manual for teachers to show children how to make active living and learning a way of life,” said Steve Dickson, Queensland Minister for Recreation and Sport.

Mr Dickson said the app is available in the iTunes store, and was free to download for anyone.

While the app was developed for teachers, he said it was relevant to anyone and everyone who wanted to incorporate more physical activity into their life and he hoped parents would also embrace it for their children.

Christine Wood, Principal at Junction Park State School in the Brisbane suburb of Annerley said she was proud of the role her teachers played in bringing the app to fruition.

“Our teachers tested the technology and provided feedback on the requirements of a successful app, as well as featuring in the videos,” Ms Wood said.

“We will certainly be using it to help provide regular and fun physical activity for our students and I hope that our colleagues in other schools will also see how valuable and easy the application is to use.”

Mr Dickson said the app was part of the Queensland Government’s initiative to get more people more active, more often.

The app is available here.

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