Physical Activity Resources

We all know how important it is to be physically active, yet sometimes we need a little help, education, or motivation to get started.

The following links provide useful tools and valuable information on the importance of moving our bodies everyday.

Government of Canada

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To achieve optimal health, Canadians need to move more and sit less.

Check out this section of the Government of Canada website, titled Physical Activity and Your Health, to learn more about the benefits of physical activity, tips to get active, and resources for children, youth, and adults.

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Government of Canada

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This web page, hosted by the Government of Canada, provides useful information about children and physical activity. Check it out to learn more about the benefits of physical activity during childhood, ways to encourage physical activity, and how much is enough.

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Heart and Stroke Foundation

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The Heart and Stroke Foundation plays a key role in health education by providing health professionals, government and consumers with the latest information on the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of heart disease and stroke.

Their page titled Heart Healthy Activity provides parents, caregivers, and teachers the tools to encourage kids to be more physically active.

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PHE Canada

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PHE Canada is a recognized leader in physical and health education and supports healthy, active kids by promoting and advancing quality health and physical education opportunities.

The Ready, Check, Go! series of PHE Canada is a physical activity tracker designed to help children and their parents/guardians understand the importance and enjoyment of incorporating regular daily physical activity. The Ready, Check, Go! series includes a participant/student workbook, a leader/teacher guide, a parent/guardian guide, and is inclusive for children of all abilities.

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We Can!

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We Can! (Ways to Enhance Children’s Activity & Nutrition) is a national education program designed to encourage healthy eating, increase physical activity, and reduce screen-time in children.

We Can! Get Active encourages children and families to move more. The website contains valuable information and provides several tips and ideas to increasing physical activity.

We Can! Ways to Enhance Children’s Activity & Nutrition is a trademark of the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services.

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The above links are provided for informational and convenience purposes only; participation by the Northeastern Ontario Research Team for Health and Physical Activity (NORTH PA) lab does not imply endorsement by, or partnership with any of the listed organizations, resources and/or links. The NORTH PA lab bears no responsibility for the accuracy, legality or content of the external sites or for that of subsequent links. Please contact the external sites for answers to questions regarding its content.

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