The key to flourishing in 2021—it’s simpler than you think

It’s been a long road from 2020. There’s no doubt that we’ve had to manage in tough circumstances for a long time, coping with COVID-19 in whatever way we can. By now, a lot of us are very tired and very frustrated. 

Finding time to keep active during unpredictable circumstances has been hard. It’s had an impact on our mental health and our children, and if you haven’t been able to keep up, you’re not alone.

This is why we’re passionate about the idea and energy behind National Health and Fitness Day in 2021. National Health and Fitness Day is our chance to celebrate the benefits of activity and share the ways we feel good as we move. And it couldn’t come at a better time—as we all finally get to enjoy the great outdoors.

Since the National Health and Fitness Day Act, Bill S-211 [PDF], became law in December 2014, National Health and Fitness Day has been dedicated to inspiring Canadians to get moving, starting with making one day—the first Saturday in June—the day you get out and get active in any way you wish.

This year, NHFD wants you to #ShowUsYourMoves! Whether you’re hitting the trails on your bike, having a family dance party, navigating the waterways, or simply going for a walk, we want to see it and help you celebrate it. Here’s how you can participate.

And if you need a few ideas to help you get started on your road back to activity, here are some of our most popular articles. Now it’s time to take some control back, get active, and feel good again.

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Throwing: How to teach kids to throw correctly

The simplest way to get active as a family? Add a daily walk to your routine

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