Kids Physical Activity

The Four Words Parents Need to Say to Their Kids

Dr. Shimi Kang | Posted 05.26.2014 | Canada Living
Dr. Shimi Kang

As a child, I built a wonderful bond with Mother Nature. Nowadays, when I look at the empty playgrounds and parks near my house, I can tell a lot has changed since my childhood. My parents encouraged my friendship with Mother Nature by telling me to "go outside and play" on a daily basis. Where have all the children gone?

Active Video Games Are No Replacement for Activity

Kelly Murumets | Posted 02.19.2013 | Canada Living
Kelly Murumets

Lately, there's been a lot of buzz about active video games being a new tech solution to the inactivity crisis in Canadian kids. While active video games -- also called exergames -- may seem like a plausible way to get kids to exercise more, a recent review of academic literature suggests this may not be the case.

Ontario Kids Earn A D-Minus On Physical Activity

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 12.14.2011 | Canada

TORONTO - A charitable group is giving Ontario's kids a D-minus in physical activity.Active Healthy Kids Canada says it's issuing its first-ever Ontar...