physical literacy

“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 »

Physical literacy explained in 3 minutes

Physical literacy explained in 3 minutes
April 17, 2012 3 Comments »

What is physical literacy? Check out this three-minute video for a good, short definition plus key facts about physical activity levels among children and youth. With rolling text and captivating music, the video hits all of the key facts and ... 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 »

Well-rounded athletes make the best hockey players

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

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 elite group. It may surprise you to learn that as ... Read More »

What kind of sport activities are best for kids?

What kind of sport activities are best for kids?
April 17, 2012 No Comments »

Q: I see ads for exercise programs geared at kids. Some do things like sit-ups and push-ups. Is this really necessary for children? What kinds of activities and exercises should I be looking at? If you have children between the ... Read More »

Active for Life Champions: Andrea Carey and PISE

Active for Life Champions: Andrea Carey and PISE
April 17, 2012 No Comments »

Parents often wonder how to start their children in sports. What’s the right age? What kinds of activities are best for kids just starting out? Victoria’s Pacific Institute for Sport Excellence (PISE) has a great answer. PISE runs a program ... Read More »

Steve Nash: the skateboarding basketball superstar

Steve Nash: the skateboarding basketball superstar
March 30, 2012 1 Comment »

Steve Nash is a superstar in the NBA and a successful entrepreneur, but he’s also pretty good on a skateboard and with a soccer ball. Steve is living proof of what children can become when they develop physical literacy. He shows ... Read More »

Justin Bieber: The physically literate superstar

Justin Bieber: The physically literate superstar
March 30, 2012 No Comments »

Canadian teen superstar Justin Bieber is known for hit songs like “Baby” and his concert film Never Say Never. On stage, he’s a great dancer and commands attention with his physical charisma. But growing up, Justin didn’t just spend all his ... Read More »

Get your daughter in the game!

Get your daughter in the game!
March 29, 2012 No Comments »

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Are complete athletes the best hockey players?

Are complete athletes the best hockey players?
March 29, 2012 No Comments »

In our January 2012 newsletter we featured a story about the Canadian National Junior team as they prepared for the 2012 Hockey World Championship. During breaks in practice, we asked the players about their athletic background. Many of them told us they played a ... Read More »