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17 life-changing lessons I learned about exercise in 2017

I once thought that exercise would be a lifelong struggle. I’d always dread it, it would never not suck, and I’d be constantly searching for more …

Fitness

How to Involve Parents in the Physical Literacy Conversation

Written by: Chris Fenlon-MacDonald, Provincial Education Coordinator, Ever Active Schools<p><b>What is Physical Literacy?</b><p>The term ‘physical literacy’ is …

Parenting

How To Stay Fit At Work – 7 Tips For Physical Activity

Are you really aware of how much you are sitting throughout the day? At work, at home on the couch, in the car, during meetings and even sitting and …

Excuses people give to avoid walking every day

A walk for 10 minutes in the early morning can help you start your day on a refreshing note!A walk for 10 minutes after lunch can help you lessen the …

The Amazing Health Benefits Of Walking Outside Every Day

From stronger bones to a trimmer physique, there are countless reasons to start walking.<p>Whether you're new to walking or have been logging steps for a while now, being aware of all the health benefits that come from walking outdoors can help keep you motivated—even more so than external motivators, …

This Low-Impact Walking Workout Is for ~Every~ Fitness Level

Remember those amazing cardio workouts from the 80s and 90s? We're talking spandex, leg warmers and Richard Simmons workouts that were loved by …

Alberta Centre for Active Living

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A National Active Transportation Strategy can Reduce Chronic Diseases & Health Care Costs

Eight national health organizations have sent a letter to the Federal Minister of Health asking her to invest in the development of a <b>National Active</b> …

Canada

This is Your Brain on Walking

Wellness

Canada opens world's longest hiking trail that stretches coast to coast

At 15,000 miles long, the 'Great Trail' took 25 years to complete.<p>The Great Trail — previously known as the Trans Canada Trail — is a bit of a …

Adventure Travel

Yes, sitting too long can kill you, even if you exercise

<b>(CNN) —</b> Take a movement break every 30 minutes, say experts. No matter how much you exercise, sitting for excessively long periods of time is a risk factor for early death, a new study published Monday in Annals of Internal Medicine found.<p>There's a direct relationship between time spent sitting and …

Research

Alberta Centre for Active Living

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The Importance of Risky Play for Physical, Social, and Emotional Development

Author:<p>Lily Dong, SIRC<p><b>Wednesday, August 16, 2017 - 08:57</b><p>Engaging in risky play is a natural part of a child’s development. In addition to increasing …

Taking a stand on staying mobile after 80

(HealthDay)—If you want to stay as fit as possible well into your 80s, the answer may be as simple as standing on your own two feet.<p>New research …

Why kids need element of risk, fear and excitement in play - Trail Daily Times

Be careful!” “Not so high!” “Stop that!”<p>Concerned parents can often be heard urging safety when children are at play. Recent research suggests this …

More New Yorkers Opting for Life in the Bike Lane

On one of Brooklyn’s busier commuter streets, bicycles now outnumber cars.<p>The two-wheelers glide down a bike lane on Hoyt Street, which links Downtown Brooklyn with thriving brownstone-lined neighborhoods. There are so many bikes during the evening rush that they pack together at red lights and …

Cycling

The Positive Power of Walking

<b>National summit showcases health, economic and social justice benefits of walkable communities</b>By Jay WalljasperMany things leap to mind when someone …

Urban Design

Alberta Centre for Active Living

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10 Things That Happen to Your Body When You Start Walking 10,000 Steps a Day

1 of 4<p>Photo: ShutterStock<p>Considering walking 10,000 steps a day?<p>Walking 10,000 steps a day has become a popular fitness goal. Though it’s certainly …

What impact are our TV binge-watching habits having on our health?

Remember growing up, when your parents would always tell you not to watch too much TV in case your eyes went square? There might not be any chance of …

4 Ways Podcasts Can Improve Your Daily Walk

If you really think about it, walking is the original centering practice of humankind: The rhythm of our steps beats through our legs as well as our …

Fitness

Alberta Centre for Active Living

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Emotions

Physical Inactivity Linked to Kidney, Bladder Cancers | Cancer Network | The Oncology Journal

Lack of participation in any regular recreational physical activity was associated with a significantly increased risk for both bladder and renal …

Cancer

Walkability factors

Ever wish your neighbourhood was more user friendly?<p>Wider sidewalks, more streetlights, healthier food options? These amenities may not only make you …

7 Ways to get kids off their gadgets and plugged into nature

Does your child spend too much time slumped in a chair staring at a smartphone, tablet or TV screen, and too little time outdoors, running, riding …

A 1-Hour Walk, 3 Times a Week, Has Benefits for Dementia

Exercise may bolster the brain function and thinking skills of people with dementia, according to a new report. The study’s findings suggest that walking a few times per week might alter the trajectory of the disease and improve the physical well-being of people who develop a common form of …

The Brain

How to Avoid Crippling Falls After Age 50

When he asks people over 50 if they can stand on one foot while maintaining their balance, most will confidently reply “yes,” says Michael E. Rogers, …

Alberta Centre for Active Living

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Alberta Centre for Active Living

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The Value of Unstructured Play Time for Kids

There has been plenty of hand-wringing in recent years about the “overscheduled child.” With after-school hours increasingly dominated by piano …