The holiday season is upon us and with it typically comes visiting with family or friends, watching Christmas movies or reclining while digesting delicious holiday foodstuffs. This can mean more “sedentary behaviour”, a phrase which comes from the Latin word “sedere” meaning “to sit”, and sitting too much can have negative effects on our health (increases our risk for chronic health conditions, such as heart disease and type 2 diabetes to name a few) even when we are meeting the minimum physical activity guidelines.
Winter is Coming! We’ve said goodbye to summer time and now it’s back to school and back to work.
The start of a new school year can be chaotic to say the least. As a parent, it’s all about getting the family organized and back into a routine, which can take up a lot of time and energy. Juggling schedules, getting the kids to school and then yourself to work on time can make it hard for physical activity to be a priority not only for your children but also for yourself.+ MORE
What do running, jumping, and throwing have in common? They are all things that kids love to do, and at the same time are key building blocks for being physically active for life. What I’m talking about is physical literacy. Physical Literacy is having the movement vocabulary (fundamental movement skills) and motivation, confidence and competence to move for a lifetime!+ MORE
When it comes to your kids, it can often seem like there isn’t enough time in the day for everything to get done. Between checking that they’ve finished their homework and that they’ve brushed their teeth, you also need to make sure they’re staying active and getting enough sleep.+ MORE
Making any lifestyle change can be tough, especially when it comes to something like quitting smoking. To achieve quit success often requires a willingness to try out different strategies, and ultimately to find a healthier replacement for your smoking behaviour. It takes a lot of courage, but also requires motivation, time and patience.+ MORE