News - 6th February 2019

Get Your Little Ones Up, Active and Outdoors with MRP Sport

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From Saturday morning family parkruns, to Sunday afternoon cricket at your local park, there are so many ways to get your young ones off the couch and away from the screen.


With the right game plan, it won’t take much effort, and you’ll reap tons of benefits in the long run. Here are just a few reasons why being fit and staying active is so crucial – especially in the early years:


  1. Kids who are active and take part in sport have shown to achieve better results and higher marks at school.
  2. Body and brain development go hand-in-hand and this connection is more crucial at a young age. When children are active, their brain develops too.
  3. Regular physical activity has been associated with better behaviour at school, in class, at home and beyond.
  4. Fit children develop a love for physical activity that lasts into adulthood.
  5. Regular exercise reduces feelings of depression and anxiety in children while encouraging a healthier self-image.


On a mission to get your little ones up, outside and active? Find all the active inspiration you need in MRP Sport’s selection of active gear for boys and girls which you can check out online at, at your nearest MRP Sport store, or on the MRP app.


And see you and your kids at your next parkrun!

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