Physical development is the combination of growth, maturation, and motor skill development during childhood.
Kids get an average 6 to 8 colds per year, affecting their energy levels. So, should kids be physically active while sick? Read this article to learn more.
As you adjust to life with your new baby, here’s how you can add some fitness time to your days with your little one.
As kids fall into sedentary behaviors and engage less in active play, they lose much of the strength and stamina needed to be active.
Before sending your kids into school for the day, consider starting it with some movement! Here are some suggestions for a fun commute.
By setting micro habits, you can still achieve your goals, improve your health, and keep active without revamping your life.
CBRM Recreation, in partnership with FrameWork Cycle & Fitness, is currently offering a Try A Fat Bike program in various communities within the CBRM. Why fat tire bike? Why try a fat tire bike? Fat bikes are durable, versatile, comfortable, and can go places you’ve never cycled before. Make no mistake, although these bikes handle … Continued
During the seasonal limbo when it’s too cold for golf yet not snowy enough to start cross-country skiing, you might wonder what there is to do with a golf course’s wide open, flurry-dusted acreage. Well, look no further than your own two feet! In line with the CBRM Recreation initiative to support opportunities for adults … Continued
Have you heard of disc golf? If you’re looking for a fun way to stay active and get outdoors this fall, then why not give it a try? Disc golf is an intergenerational sport where participants try to throw special flying discs or Frisbees into an above-ground target. The sport is based on the rules of golf, but instead of … Continued
This September, Cape Breton will play host to the first-ever Just Paddle It! Festival in Eskasoni. The event, hosted by Atlantic Division Canoe Kayak Canada (ADCKC), in partnership with CBRM Recreation, Eskasoni First Nation, and several other community stakeholders, will take place Sept. 20-22 in Crane Cove and will offer canoe, kayak, and stand-up paddle sessions. … Continued
Connecting residents with nature CBRM Recreation is committed to connecting residents to nature. Being a community surrounded by water, we think it’s important to provide recreational opportunities that take advantage of our natural resources. One program we’ve introduced is standup paddleboarding, also known as SUP. This is an excellent activity that can become a lifelong passion. The … Continued
“It’s never too early to build confidence and motivation that lasts a lifetime.” -Rising New York Road Runners Runners know the secret to why running is good for our minds and bodies. There is plenty of research and science to back it up. Running makes us happy, it can help us lose or maintain weight, … Continued
Middle school is a tough time to find activities to participate in. It can be nearly impossible in rural communities. The Cape Breton Regional Municipality Recreation Department along with the Department of Communities Culture and Heritage decided to mend this gap for young girls ages 12-16 with the program “After The Bell” (ATB). ATB is a … Continued
In 2015, the Unama’ki Sport Association held its first Unama’ki Riders snowboarding program. The goal was to provide youth ages 12 to 18 with the opportunity to learn how to snowboard. Since then, the program has continued to grow and provides an opportunity for Aboriginal youth to be active throughout the winter months. Winner of … Continued
In partnership with the Cape Breton Regional Municipality (CBRM) Recreation Department, the Shred Sirens is an all-female skateboarding group that runs out of Youth Centre in Glace Bay, Nova Scotia. The group grew out of an existing beginner skateboard program run by the CBRM Recreation Department. It takes place year-round: in the summer month, at municipal skateboard parks across the community and in the … Continued
Last year, Cape Breton Regional Municipality (CBRM) Recreation launched a year-long, 52 Hike Challenge. The challenge encouraged participants to do one hike, every week, for one whole year. Some who complete the challenge do so in a little as 52 days; that is the beauty of the self-guided challenge. Registered participants would receive a journal to … Continued
Multisport mission We want to help kids reach their potential through sport! CBRM Multisport is a collaborative project between community sport organizations, CBRM Recreation Department, and Cape Breton University (CBU), with the support of numerous community sport stakeholders. The program vision is simple, to provide children the opportunity to grow through sport by developing physical … Continued
Learning how to ice skate is a common rite of passage for most Canadians. Do you remember how it felt when you were first able to skate on your own? The crisp air on your face as you glided along the ice, maybe dreaming of that first goal, first race, or first spin? Perhaps you … Continued
Hand dexterity is a critical skill best developed while young
Here are some sun safety tips to remember: Pay attention to the UV index. Sun protection is necessary when the UV Index is 3 or higher, and even when it’s cloudy. When playing outdoors, pick a place with shaded areas or a cooling centre nearby. If you can’t find a shady spot, use a sun … Continued
Active for Life is pleased to offer the following ready-made teaching units for educators, caregivers, and program leaders who want to deliver a logical series of physical literacy lessons to children in their care. With these modules, we’ve done the work for you. Simply find the age group for your children below, and then select … Continued
Active for Life is pleased to offer the following ready-made lesson plans for educators, caregivers, camp leaders, and after-school program leaders who want to deliver physical literacy instruction to children. All lesson plans are in PDF format. To see how these fundamental movement skills look, check out these videos at KIDDO. Lesson Plans for 3 … Continued
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