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The hardest job, the best job

The hardest job, the best job

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

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

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 ... Read More»

“My Active Kid” Video Contest

“My Active Kid” Video Contest

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

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 ... Read More»

Canada: obesity prevails, physical fitness in decline

Canada: obesity prevails, physical fitness in decline

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

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 ... 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 on Own the Podium shifts focus to include Canadian kids

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 ... Read More»

Well-rounded athletes make the best hockey players

Well-rounded athletes make the best hockey players

April 17, 2012, 1 Comment on Well-rounded athletes make the best hockey players

The best junior hockey players on the planet have gathered in Edmonton and Calgary to compete for the 2012 World Championships. Canadian players are rated at the top of this ... Read More»

move more, live longer

move more, live longer

March 30, 2012, 4 Comments on move more, live longer

As parents, we’ve heard the expert’s opinion that because of poor life habits, today’s children may not live as long as their parents. This hasn’t been the case since medieval ... Read More»

Girls in sport: startling statistics

Girls in sport: startling statistics

March 30, 2012, No Comments on Girls in sport: startling statistics

If you have a daughter, there’s good reason to be concerned about her future in sport and physical activity. The statistics are bleak and there might be worrisome consequences for ... Read More»

Remember Canada’s child fitness tax credit

Remember Canada’s child fitness tax credit

March 29, 2012, No Comments on Remember Canada’s child fitness tax credit

As you’re working on your taxes this year, remember the credit you can claim because you enrolled your kids in a sports program. The Children’s Fitness Tax Credit is worth up to ... Read More»