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Active for Life

MARCH 2018

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Spring is around the corner. There’s no better time than a change of season to shake out those cobwebs and try something new. Check out the activities, tips, and suggestions below to kick off a more active month.

In the spirit of freshening up for spring, you may notice that things are looking a little different over at Active for Life. We’ve redesigned the site to make it easier for you to find the stories that you find most valuable.

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Staying in town over Spring Break?

On those days you want to hunker down at home but still want to move and be active, find something to do from our list of 20 fun activities. For some out-of-the-house excitement, check out this list of Spring Break programs across the country!

More evidence that half-ice hockey is better for kids

This controversial topic continues to generate discussion, and sometimes vocal opposition, among hockey parents and coaches. In this follow-up article, Richard Monette digs deeper and outlines more facts that prove that half-ice hockey truly is better for kids.

Find out why these music camps are teaching kids how to run, jump, and throw

It might not be the first thing you’d expect, but in Saskatchewan, these free music camps for marginalized children and youth are integrating movement skills into the daily routine. Here’s why they added this physical literacy component to the benefit of kids and why they’re keeping it in 2018.

How to be a mindful parent when it comes to kids and sports

Put your child’s overall development and joy of playing at the top of your priority list. These 5 strategies will equip every parent to take a mindful and positive approach to their child’s sport participation.

Host your own 2018 International Women’s Day walk

This year, get moving while celebrating gender equality! All the kids in your life will be proud to be part of this special day. Here’s a step-by-step guide to hosting your own International Women’s Day walk.

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30-day physical literacy challenge

This a fun and easy way to increase the amount of physical activity your family does each day. Try it for 30 days to lock in this healthy habit.

Link of the month

Audio books are a perfect accompaniment to being active. If you haven’t tried one yet, start with a free trial from Audible with The Conscious Parent, by Dr. Shefali Tsabary, and transform your parent-child relationship with this game-changing parenting book.  
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