We make so many excuses to avoid physical activity. We're too busy, we're too tired, or we don't like to sweat. But the fact is, everyone can fit in some form of physical activity – as little as 10 minute intervals, two to three times throughout the day – is a great way to start.
November 30, 2014Trying 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.
November 30, 2014Getting 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.
November 30, 2014In 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.
November 30, 2014Outdoor play is a big part of healthy growth and development for your child.
November 30, 2014By 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!
November 30, 2014Whenever 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.
November 30, 2014An important part of positive communication is about accepting all kinds of feelings.
November 30, 2014Real and specific questions are most likely to get a response from your child.
November 30, 2014Children need to feel you are taking their opinions seriously. Listen to what they have to say, and respond.
November 30, 2014When you talk to your child, ou don’t have to discuss everything. Some situations call for a clear instruction.
January 9, 2013How much physical activity is recommended to achieve health benefits and which types of activity should you and your family should participate in?
August 14, 2013There are 4 stages of labour. Watch to learn what happens and how you might feel during each stage.
November 5, 2013All 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.
November 3, 2013Starting at 12 months of age, toddlers need an assortment of food three to four times a day, plus one or two snacks. If you're wondering what foods are best for toddlers, we have a comprehensive list that will help.
November 5, 2013High sodium foods are not difficult to find. Packaged foods, ready-to-eat foods, fast foods and restaurant meals often have high sodium levels, even if they don't seem to taste salty.
August 13, 2013Watch to learn about how other women felt after their deliveries and advice on how to best care for your newborn, including breastfeeding.
August 14, 2013Learn how to plan and prepare low sodium meals your family will love. These easy ideas will help to reduce your overall salt intake. Planning low sodium meals are easier than you think.
August 14, 2013Singing, dancing, or even puzzles are great activities to encourage your toddler to play. Show your toddler that you value play by giving lots of praise, it will positively encourage their development. Here are ideas for how you and your toddler can play together.
August 12, 2013What's a healthy weight for a toddler? And how can you help your child maintain a healthy weight for life?
March 6, 2013Drinking is a personal choice, if you choose to drink these Canadian Guidelines can help you know you limits.
December 23, 2014Celebrate the holidays with an easy to make and edible vegetable-fruit-based centrepiece for your table. These beautiful ornaments double as a healthy appetizer or dessert and will be a hit with your guests.
December 18, 2014Giving a person an object may occupy them for an hour; showing someone the benefits of physical activity can give them lifelong health and happiness.
December 17, 2014When it comes to drinking alcohol this holiday season, be a role model for kids. Use these tips to avoid drinking too much.
December 16, 2014Balance holiday food preparation with family time this year by turning food tasks into food traditions. And to help you get started, try our Chewy Spice Cookie recipe!
December 11, 2014You make sure your children are active throughout the year with sports and activities. Use this guide to be active too.
December 10, 2014Home. Where you live – be it a house, a condo, or a rented apartment – should be a place where you feel healthy, safe, and comfortable. Learn about making your apartment or condo free of second-hand smoke.
December 9, 2014If you’re in the giving spirit this holiday season, there are lots of ways to support food banks in their efforts.
December 5, 2014Every kitchen needs a few essential tools to help prepare for successful cooking and baking.
December 4, 2014Trying new activities is a great way to keep a fresh and exciting outlook on exercise. Explore one (or more!) forms of ice skating this winter – here are six ideas.
December 1, 2014While we can’t guarantee a partridge in a pear tree, we can offer you physical activity tips for each of “The 12 Days of Christmas”.