Tuesday, 4 August 2015

Try out your rugby moves - and win!

Ball games are a great way to get your entire family active over the summer - and encourage physical exercise in people of all ages. As well as teaching skills such as dribbling, throwing, aiming and bouncing to your kids, ball games also depend on team work and social interaction. Regularly throwing a ball about on a pitch, a beach, a field, in the back garden or playground will help improve the motor skills, hand-to-eye co-ordination, posture and muscle and bone development of everyone that joins in. And as well as countless kiddie classes, there's plenty of opportunities for parents to take up and continue a ball sport as a regular workout too.

Next month sees the kick off of the Rugby World Cup 2015 - and there's never been a better time to pick up ball for some family fun. Allianz is celebrating its partnership with rugby union club Saracens (last year's winner of the Premiership title and a team that boasts seven England Internationals), with the #PassAroundTheWorld campaign. You can join in the fun - and win great prizes too! The question is - who will you pass to?

Monday, 3 August 2015

Top tips for buying a new sporty swimsuit

Swim yourself to health!

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Whether you favour the pool, the sea or the river, if you've been bitten by the swimming bug, chances are you'll be in the market for a new suit. But if in the past you've been more interested in poolside posing than lengths and laps it can be hard to know where to start when it comes to buying a costume that will meet all your new needs - and last longer than a string bikini in a summer romance! Here's some essential advice if you're buying a swimsuit for fitness (as well as fun...).