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Encourage a girl, increase her physical activity

Encourage a girl, increase her physical activity

June 22, 2012, No Comments on Encourage a girl, increase her physical activity

We want all Canadian kids to develop physical literacy and stay active for life, but motivating both boys and girls to participate in sport and activity isn’t a cookie-cutter process. ... Read More»

Will the skates stay sharp this summer?

Will the skates stay sharp this summer?

June 19, 2012, No Comments on Will the skates stay sharp this summer?

The NHL has finally wrapped another season (congratulations to the L.A. Kings), but a new hockey season is only a few months away. Canada’s love for hockey is year round, ... Read More»

Child health alert: Hypertension and high blood pressure

Child health alert: Hypertension and high blood pressure

June 19, 2012, No Comments on Child health alert: Hypertension and high blood pressure

Does your child have high blood pressure? With one third of American children overweight or obese, doctors have raised a new concern for their health: hypertension and high blood pressure. ... Read More»

10 tips for parents: Keeping your feet (cleats or skates) firmly on the ground

10 tips for parents: Keeping your feet (cleats or skates) firmly on the ground

June 18, 2012, No Comments on 10 tips for parents: Keeping your feet (cleats or skates) firmly on the ground

Working with others. Group dynamics. Teamwork. Kids learn these valuable skills – which are important on and off the field – when they participate in quality team sport programs. But ... Read More»

English soccer goes kid-friendly

English soccer goes kid-friendly

June 16, 2012, 6 Comments on English soccer goes kid-friendly

Recent changes in Canadian youth sports that promote children’s physical literacy are starting to happen in other countries. The motherland of soccer, England, is making sweeping changes to kids’ “football”. ... Read More»

June 15 is Nature Play Day

June 15 is Nature Play Day

June 15, 2012, No Comments on June 15 is Nature Play Day

Here’s another reason to get outside. Friday, June 15 is Nature Play Day in Canada. The Child and Nature Alliance of Canada is encouraging all Canadians to get outdoors to experience ... Read More»

Disney limits junk food advertising

Disney limits junk food advertising

June 11, 2012, No Comments on Disney limits junk food advertising

Children’s television just got a little healthier. Walt Disney Company will limit junk food advertising on the Disney Channel starting 2015, they announced this past Monday. “We want parents to ... Read More»

The problem with safe playgrounds

The problem with safe playgrounds

June 1, 2012, No Comments on The problem with safe playgrounds

“The best thing a parent can give a child is the chance at a broken arm…” I can’t remember where I heard that. Or who said it. Although I thought ... Read More»

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

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 ... Read More»