The Million Hours of Joy Challenge

The Million Hours of Joy Challenge

As regular readers may remember, earlier this year I embarked on a bit of a fitness challenge. Whilst it’s fallen by the wayside a little, I’m still walking and doing more physical activity than I’ve probably ever done. I’m really keen to encourage the three boys to be as active as possible and get outside as often as they can. To be honest, living where we live, it isn’t difficult! We’ve got plenty of beaches and big open spaces for them to run about on and explore, and they’re always out in the garden on their bikes.

That’s why I’m really happy to be working with Reima, a Finnish clothing brand who are encouraging children all over the world to take part in one million hours of activity in an effort to combat childhood obesity. All too often we read about and hear about kids who are stuck inside watching TV or on their tablets and game consoles, and those children are missing out on the fresh air and exercise that they need.

For the rest of 2017, Reima is asking parents globally to measure the amount of activity their children do. You can then add it to the online form each week. Each entry qualifies for an entry into the Reima and Visit Finland competition to win Reima merchandise, clothing or even a trip to Lapland for one family from each country.

To help us with our part in the million hours of joy challenge, Reima sent us this lovely Morgen jacket for Alex (RRP £145). It’s the perfect coat for life in North Wales – he can be out and about and active, whatever the weather!

Features of the coat include:

  • taped waterproof seams
  • water, windproof and breathable material
  • adjustable hem
  • snow lock at waist
  • pockets, including one for the Reima Go sensor
  • adjustable and detachable hood
  • adjustable cuffs and inner lycra cuffs.

Alex absolutely loves it and it will certainly keep him warm and dry through a Welsh winter!

We were also sent out the fab Reima Go sensor. This little waterproof sensor goes in the pocket on the jacket and collects data about your child’s physical activity, which is then sent to an app. The app is available to download on iOS and Android devices and is a fun way to collect information and set challenges and tasks.

What are your tips for getting the kids out and active, especially in the Winter?

*We were sent these products free of charge for the purpose of this review. All words and opinions are our own.

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