September 11, 2019
The annual grade ParticipACTION awarded to youth for overall physical activity in Canada for this year was a D+. This is incredibly low, and clearly indicates something is wrong with our society’s approach to physical activity. So, what must change?
May 7, 2019
We all know that participating in physical activity and sport poses its own risk of injury, however most of these injuries are preventable. A three year study in Calgary junior high schools with the partnership of the University of Calgary’s Sport Injury Prevention Research Centre (SIPRC) and Ever Active Schools showed that students who participated in a neuromuscular training warm up had a significant decrease in lower body injuries compared to their peers (Emery, et al., 2018).
March 28, 2019
Recently I read an article in which a mother details the conversation she had with her two sons about their experience with indoor recess through the cold winter. The kids said that indoor recess was “more fun” and “more safe,” they liked it better. This conversation lead to an article in the Globe and Mail titled “When Kids Dread Recess, We Have a Problem.” You can read the entire article here.
January 10, 2019
Winter Walk Day is on February 6, 2019, get your school registered today! Winter Walk Day is organized by SHAPE Alberta who vision is to see Albertan students choose Active Transportation for the school journey. This one day event encourages people across Alberta to be active outdoors in winter.
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.
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.