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Measure what you treasure; Are schools going too far in measuring student BMI?

Measure what you treasure; Are schools going too far in measuring student BMI?
May 31, 2012 No Comments »

When I am not working at Active for Life, I am an “human and organizational performance consultant”. It’s a long title. What it means is that people and organizations hire me to help them succeed. For 25 years, I’ve worked ... Read More »

How to build a healthier, smarter student

How to build a healthier, smarter student
May 31, 2012 No Comments »

This article is the second in a series of three at the Globe and Mail looking at children’s fitness and education. It poses the question “Are physically active kids better learners?” and discusses the state of physical education within the ... Read More »

Physical activity leads to better school grades

Physical activity leads to better school grades
May 30, 2012 No Comments »

This article is the first in a series of three at the Globe and Mail on children’s fitness and education. It touches on the connection between physical activity and better school results. It also discusses efforts to get more physical ... Read More »

50 things to do before you’re 12

50 things to do before you’re 12
May 24, 2012 4 Comments »

Are your kids spending too much time indoors? The National Trust of England is taking a fresh approach to getting kids active outdoors by publishing a “bucket list” – 50 things to do in the outdoors before you are 11 ... Read More »

Scrub baseball

Scrub baseball
May 24, 2012 No Comments »

It’s baseball season and there’s no better time to get outside with a bat and ball and your kids. You don’t need to be part of a league to play. Scrub baseball is fun with as few as six players. ... Read More »

The hardest job, the best job

The hardest job, the best job
May 24, 2012 No Comments »

We know how difficult it can be to be a mom. A new commercial promoting the London 2012 Olympic Games shows us just how rewarding it can be, too. When you watch it, you’ll also feel inspired and proud. It’s ... Read More »

“Move more, live longer”: How other countries get the message across

“Move more, live longer”: How other countries get the message across
May 4, 2012 No Comments »

At Active for Life, we promote physical literacy as a path for children’s health and success, but we also believe in delivering the cold, hard facts about the crisis. It’s one reason the public service announcement “Recess” was created. It turns ... Read More »

“My Active Kid” Video Contest

“My Active Kid” Video Contest
April 26, 2012 1 Comment »

Kids are amazing — they play soccer, hockey, baseball, tennis, they ski, skateboard climb, run and jump. There is no end to what a healthy child can do. They are amazing because they are physically literate. As toddlers, they learn fundamental ... Read More »

Canada: obesity prevails, physical fitness in decline

Canada: obesity prevails, physical fitness in decline
April 24, 2012 No Comments »

The Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology (CSEP) has developed the first Canadian Physical Activity Guidelines for the Early Years for children aged 0 – 4 years. These national guidelines were created in response to an urgent call from public health, ... Read More »

Own the Podium shifts focus to include Canadian kids

Own the Podium shifts focus to include Canadian kids
April 17, 2012 No Comments »

The mission of the Own the Podium organization is clear: “To lead the development of Canadian sports to achieve sustainable podium performances at the Olympic and Paralympic Games.” To help Canadian athletes win medals, in simpler terms. Heading into the London ... Read More »