Tag: Physical Activity

Active Today, Active For Life

November 27, 2018

Ashley Fox, BKin, CSEP-CEP & Integrative Health Coach

University of Calgary, Be Fit For Life Centre

When it comes to leading a physically active lifestyle, the benefits are endless and the messages often seem simple, find something you like to do and you will be more likely to do it.

Keeping Girls in Sport

October 10, 2018

Canadian Tire Jumpstart Charities in partnership with the Canadian Association for the Advancement of Women in Sport (CAAWS) and the Coaching Association of Canada have developed an online learning resource called Keeping Girls in Sport.  It is designed for organizations, coaches and youth activity leaders who help mentor and coach young girls.



Change Recess by Encouraging Students to Take on Leadership Roles

June 5, 2018

Recess is a very important time for students to reap the benefits of physical activity and to build strong social skills through play experiences.  However, many students are not getting an adequate amount of physical activity during this time.  What’s more, recess can also be a time where instances of negative behavior and bullying can rise.

Learning to Move and Moving to Learn – Physical Literacy at School

April 25, 2018

Leah Yardley BSc. Kin., CSEP-CEP
University of Calgary, Be Fit For Life Centre

We know that learning to move, through the development of fundamental movement skills and exploration of movement in various environments, helps us to develop physical literacy – but did you know that movement can help improve academic performance?


Connecting Physical Literacy and Nature

February 8, 2018

Leah Yardley BSc. Kin., CSEP-CEP
University of Calgary, Be Fit For Life Centre

When we talk about physical literacy, we are not just talking about the physical act of learning how to move, we also need to consider what motivates us to move. How do we develop a love for movement that will keep us coming back for more?

Start a Walking School Bus

December 14, 2017

Have you heard of a walking school bus?  The concept is simple and takes the school community back to a time when transportation to school provided children with additional physical activity.  Today’s children are 40% less active than they were 30 years ago.  Imagine if they utilized their travel to school time every day as an opportunity to get more active!  An average Kindergartner takes 77.6 strides per min, and they can walk 1 km in 15-20 minutes.


Risky Play – Worth the Risk?

November 6, 2017

We live in a society where “hyper-parenting” or “helicopter parenting” is becoming more prevalent. This style of parenting is seen as a way to protect children and lower their risk of injury and other incidents… but what if we are actually hindering their development and increasing their risk of injury and disease as they age?

Giving Children an Active Start

September 26, 2017

Developing physical literacy is an essential part of healthy child development. Children who are exposed to a multitude of movement experiences in a variety of environments are more confident and competent movers, thus giving them a greater chance of remaining active throughout their lifespan.


Fitness Trackers…The Good & the Not So Good

May 18, 2017

Am I the only who has noticed the increased rise in popularity of fitness trackers? Probably not. These wearable devices lets users track their steps, activity, calories burned and even sleep patterns every day



Connecting Physical Literacy and Nature

October 25, 2016

When we talk about physical literacy, we are not just talking about the physical act of learning how to move, we also need to consider what motivates us to move. How do we develop a love for movement that will keep us coming back for more?