Kids who are tired out from running around sleep better, and those who have slept well have more energy to run around.26, 27 And society is starting to pay attention to the fact that the reverse is also true and troubling: kids aren’t moving enough to be tired, and they may…
When it comes to the health and happiness of your child, every hour matters. For optimal health, each day needs to be filled with the right amounts of sweating, stepping, sleeping, and sitting.
Benefits & Guidelines - Youth 5-17
We so often talk about the inactivity crisis that sometimes we forget to talk about what Canadians are doing well.
As anyone with a teenager knows, when teens don’t get enough sleep they can quickly get cranky and irritable. But research shows that a little crankiness is actually just the tip of the iceberg. A lack of sleep can lead to other more serious issues, like:
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…
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.
ParticipACTION releases 2016 Report Card and for the first time, assigns a sleep grade
Teens in 2018 are having a tough time leading healthy, active, happy lives. Teens today consume more media in far greater quantities compared to previous generations by a long shot. Research shows that too much screen time is making teens unhappy.
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.