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Active for Life

FEBRUARY 2019

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It’s one thing to know that you want to be more active as a family, but it can be another thing entirely to figure out how to translate those great intentions into action because, hey, life happens. That’s where Ann Douglas, wants to help you: setting small-but-achievable physical activity goals for yourself and your family, and sticking by your side as you take those all-important first steps. Ann is offering you an opportunity to tap into support from a community of people to swap strategies and encouragement to other parents who are quite literally walking the same walk! Join the conversation at #ProjectActiveFamily on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook to get support and inspiration for your family’s journey.


 

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How to reduce your stress, boost your mood, and ward off cabin fever at the same time

The best way to beat the winter blues is to head outdoors! But if you are not sure how to get started with active winter fun, here are a few suggestions to spark some ideas. (And speaking of ideas, don’t forget to share yours with us, too! Leave a comment on the blog with your ideas to stay active outdoors.)

The word is out: Multi-sport is best

When kids specialize early in one sport, they miss out on important skills and many get injured, burnout, or quit. That’s why top athletes and sports experts say the same thing: LET KIDS PLAY AS MANY SPORTS AS POSSIBLE.

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Recipe for an active year

No matter what time of year it is, there are plenty of activities to do outdoors that help build the foundation of skills needed to enjoy a lifetime of movement. Share with your kids this printout that provides a recipe for an active year. Get them thinking about how they move their body during the day, any day of the year.

Link of the month

Happy Parents, Happy Kids

The book “which is based on in-depth interviews with more than 75 Canadian parents and other experts” explores the tremendous pressures that parents are facing these days (all the anxiety, guilt, and feelings of being overwhelmed) and then proceeds to offer a series of parent-proven solutions that can be tackled at the individual, family, and community level.
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