Have you ever seen a kid do something you know likely won’t end well? Like running backwards as fast as they can; or jumping off things that you think might be too much for them? You probably want to stop them, but sometimes, it might be best to let them play and learn.+ MORE
June 18, 2019 | Posted in: Physical Activity | Tags: hiking, recreation, outdoors
Did you know that a good number of British Columbians are still not active enough to receive health benefits?
Inactivity is associated with a variety of health issues; some of these issues include but aren't limited to: cardiovascular disease, osteoporosis, coronary heart disease, obesity, diabetes, and certain types of cancer.
December 20, 2018 | Posted in: Physical Activity | Tags:
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