*Sponsored Feature*It has been a well documented fact that I have been on a weight loss mission for quite some time.
Although it has been a long old slog, being fitter not fatter has been my objective. However my main objective has been to make sure the boys have a good relationship with not only food but with fresh air and activity too.
In this age of electronics and screens it’s amazingly easy to turn on a tablet, laptop or computer and forget putting on your coat to get some fresh air and move. Screen time also in my opinion also limits outdoor play.
With my childhood packed with tree climbing, bike riding and forest visits I was sad last year when I realised that Joshua wasn’t having the active time I had as a child so Ollie and I have made it a regular thing that Joshua active with swimming lessons, football training and golf as regular weekly activities on days where we are together as a family we have been saving some money.
Saving money by enjoying the outdoors with both kids. Enjoying what has been on our doorstep with local parks, castles and forests, many of them being totally free to access.
This is why today I am thrilled to be sharing with you and working with Reima, the Finnish clothing brand who are encouraging children around the world to participate in 1 million hours of activity challenge in an effort to tackle obesity in children.
During the remainder of 2017 Reima are asking parents across the globe to measure the activity levels of their children.
As part of this campaign they are asking parents to then enter their children’s activity each week it onto the online form HERE. Each time an entry is made it qualifies for one entry into the Reima and Visit Finland competitions which include: Reima merchandise, Reima clothing and, most importantly, a trip to Finnish Lapland for one family from every country. The more times activity is entered, the more entries that person will receive.
Reima have been watching the activity of children across the globe in the challenge and have come up with an interactive map on the Kidventure home page showing how many hours have been entered into the challenge and by scrolling over the pins you can see how many hours each country has added to the million hours!
Although you don’t have to have anything special to keep track of your child’s activity we have been using the ReimaGo sensor which is a wearable movement sensor that is able to track the duration and intensity of Joshua’s physical activity.
The durable, waterproof sensor attaches to the clothing inside the designated ReimaGO pocket (positioned on the body) and collects data, sending it to a specifically designed app. Although we don’t have any Reima outerwear for the boys. We do have their tops and an arm band that collects Joshua’s information though so we have been using those to get outside and start our challenge!
We downloaded the ReimaGO app easily (available on iOS and Android devices) and the app now turns Joshua’s information for energy for his little person on a virtual board and as parents we can set surprises and rewards for our kids as they move along the board which follows Reima’s ethos about enjoying an active lifestyle and making it fun.
Next week we will be back into the school routine and can’t wait to see how this affects Joshua’s activity levels and to see if we need to tweak anything to increase things even more and not have those lazy half term days!
I would love to know how you keep your kids super active so please do let me know below… and don’t forget you can enter your child’s activity for a chance to win in the competitions HERE.
Disclaimer: This is a sponsored feature with Reima. All thoughts and opinions were independently formed by members of The Oliver’s Madhouse.