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Study: healthy habits best introduced in early childhood

Study: healthy habits best introduced in early childhood
December 7, 2012 No Comments »

A Swedish study determines that proper diet and active lifestyle habits are crucial to helping younger children lose weight Read More »

Physical literacy testing splits British public

Physical literacy testing splits British public
December 6, 2012 No Comments »

People don't seem to know how to deal with the problem of childhood obesity Read More »

Statscan: A third of Canadian children overweight or obese

Statscan: A third of Canadian children overweight or obese
September 21, 2012 1 Comment »

The most recent Canadian Health Measures Survey reports troubling numbers Read More »

Governor General salutes physical literacy

Governor General salutes physical literacy
August 29, 2012 No Comments »

Physical literacy has a new supporter: His Excellency David Johnston, the Governor General of Canada. On July 19, 2012, the Governor General was the guest of honour at a special launch event for a new children’s physical literacy program in ... Read More »

The Active for Life initiative: The time is right

The Active for Life initiative: The time is right
August 4, 2012 No Comments »

Physical literacy is a simple solution that can reverse the negative trends for kids Read More »

Social networking: Increasing physical activity?

Social networking: Increasing physical activity?
July 11, 2012 No Comments »

Peer pressure gets a bad rap, especially from parents of young kids, but new research has found that persuasive friends can have a positive effect: increased physical activity. A report from Pediatrics linked social networks among kids aged five to ... Read More »

Gatorade and kids: weight gain and high blood pressure

Gatorade and kids: weight gain and high blood pressure
June 24, 2012 2 Comments »

Sport drinks contain enough sugar to cause significant weight gain in kids Read More »

Child health alert: Hypertension and high blood pressure

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

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. The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) is now recommending that ... 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 »