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Active for Life

JANUARY 2018

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January is the month to set intentions and priorities for the year. Whether it’s spending more time outside or less time in a car, taking a trip around the world or just making small shifts that add up to big changes, we’ve got what you need to get inspired!

Top stories

Could you take the one-year “Vitamin N” challenge?

The cure to whatever ails you can be found right outside your front door. Learn how spending just a few more minutes outside every day this year will result in big wins for the entire family.

Lessons from the road: Raising happy, healthy kids when travelling the world

Do you dream of travelling around the world with your kids? One family turned the dream into reality. Now that they are back at home, find out how their trip of a lifetime changed how they look at physical activity, facing fears, and attaining their goals.

The confidence formula

We talk a lot about kids learning to love physical activity, but how do you actually help a child develop confidence in their abilities? Richard Monette, sport psychology consultant, dad, coach, and the head of Active for Life, breaks down his go-to formula.

Transitioning to active transportation in 2018

One way to get more activity into your day, and be a fabulous role model at the same time, is to choose active transportation more often. Lindsay Bliek shares why active transportation has been great for her family and gives practical tips for how to make it work for yours.

The 10 top Active for Life articles of all time

From teaching kids to sprint to keeping them active while in a cast, from 21 active beach games to 12 characteristics of quality physical education, these most-popular articles have been reader favourites since the beginning. Have a look back for some ideas on how to move forward.

Featured activity

Winter bucket list

The winter months can be the most fun if you know what to do. Print out this list, grab the kids and a pencil, and start crossing off winter activities (and adding some of your own)!

Link of the month

Mindfulness for Kids: A free, 8-week program to build a more compassionate and conscious family

This free course from the Chopra Centre is an opportunity for the whole family to start the year off mindfully!
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