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Getting children involved in lots of fun physical activity keeps them active and healthy. Here are tips for getting and keeping children active.

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Keeping Children and Teenagers Active

November 30, 2014 by HealthyFamilies BC

Young people have lots of demands on their time, so finding time to be active can sometimes be a challenge. But physical activity keeps teenage bodies and minds fit and healthy – and during adolescence, your child needs at least 60 minutes of activity every day.
School-age Children at Play

School-age Children at Play

November 30, 2014 by HealthyFamilies BC

School is a great new adventure for most children. Play is one of the keys to learning how to get along with other children and how to fit in. Here are some active play ideas and games for kids in the early school years.
Preventing Injuries From Physical Activity

Preventing Injuries From Physical Activity

November 30, 2014 by HealthyFamilies BC

Whenever children play actively, there’s always a chance of injury. But injury prevention involves just a few simple steps so that your child can enjoy physical activity safely.
Physical Activity: How Much

Physical Activity: How Much

November 30, 2014 by HealthyFamilies BC

By encouraging your child to do some physical activity every day, you’re helping your child to be healthy and setting up healthy habits for life. Daily physical activity can be a lot of fun!
Outdoor Play

Outdoor Play

November 30, 2014 by HealthyFamilies BC

Outdoor play is a big part of healthy growth and development for your child.
Movement for School-age Children

Movement: School-age Children

November 30, 2014 by HealthyFamilies BC

In the elementary school years your child will enjoy testing out her physical abilities. She’ll build a lot of self-esteem from new physical achievements too. Here are play ideas to encourage her to keep moving.
Physical Activity in Children: Get Children Involved

Physical Activity in Children: Get Children Involved

November 30, 2014 by HealthyFamilies BC

Getting children involved in lots of fun physical activity keeps them active and healthy. It’s easy when you help them find activities that they enjoy - and that you can do as part of everyday family life.
Activities for School Kids

Activities for School Kids

November 30, 2014 by HealthyFamilies BC

Trying lots of different activities and sports – and even playing more than one sport – helps children work out what they like and are good at. Like most things, if children do well at a particular physical activity, they’re more likely to stay interested.
Screen Time and Obstacles to Physical Activity

Screen Time and Obstacles to Physical Activity

November 30, 2014 by HealthyFamilies BC

Helping your child stay healthy by keeping them physically active and spending less time in front of screens is a fabulous decision. Here are some ideas to help you both succeed.

Physical Activity Tips for Children

November 5, 2013 by HealthyFamilies BC

All children need physical activity and movement for their overall health. Here are some useful tips to help promote physical activity in children to ensure they get what they need no matter your lifestyle.

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