We so often talk about the inactivity crisis that sometimes we forget to talk about what Canadians are doing well.
In my mind’s eye, when I think of an ideal childhood, I see kids in a whole variety of settings: running through a green field, snuggling in front of a TV, giggling over something funny at dinner, whizzing around the house, the pitter-patter of socks slipping and sliding on…
ParticipACTION releases 2016 Report Card and for the first time, assigns a sleep grade
With an easy smile, self-disparaging humour, and fondness for casting the spotlight away from himself and onto others, Jon might trick you into believing he’s just your average guy. But average guys don’t qualify for the legendary Boston Marathon.
Ninety-one percent of kids are missing out on all the amazing benefits that come with leading a physically active life! As parents, we have an obligation to teach our kids what an active life is by role modeling and instilling good, healthy habits.
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Do you ever wonder how the physical activity of Canadian kids compares to children around the world? Now you don’t have to.
Emerging research from the 2016 ParticipACTION Report Card shows there is an important relationship among sleep, physical activity and sedentary behaviour in Canadian kids.
At this time of year, it’s easy for parents to get overwhelmed by all the tips and tricks for how to set up their children for success in the coming school year. What books should they be reading? What stationery do they need? What time should they go to sleep? The list…
Les enfants qui sont épuisés après avoir couru partout dorment mieux, et ceux qui ont bien dormi ont plus d’énergie pour courir.26,27 La société commence à s’intéresser au fait que l’inverse est aussi vrai et troublant : les enfants ne bougent pas assez pour être fatigués…