Monday, February 16, 2015

80% of parents think their kids are getting enough exercise

.... but only 7% of Canadian children are meeting the recommended amount of Moderate to Vigorous Physical Activity (MVPA) each week.  

What can we do about it?

1. Be Active
Kids do what kids see.  Some studies suggest that if both parents are active, their kids will be 5.8X more likely to be active themselves.

2. Be Active With Your Kids
Why not make family time + active time?  Check out Active for Life for some fun and realistic ideas for families of all ages and stages.  We are also big fans of the BC Healthy Living Alliance.

3. Support Your Kids in Sport
If your child wants to try a new sport, do your best to provide the opportunity.  If finances are an issue, check out programs like Jump Start and Kid Sport Canada  Most community and recreation centres also have access programs as well.

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