Alberta Centre for Active Living

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Alberta Centre for Active Living

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Self-improvement

Alberta Centre for Active Living

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Is Sitting the New Cancer? | American Council on Science and Health

If you are Apple’s Tim Cook selling a watch that needs to be more relevant to be “worth” a $400 price tag and that reminds you to get up and walk …

Alberta Centre for Active Living

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Alberta Centre for Active Living

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Alberta Centre for Active Living

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Alberta Centre for Active Living

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Playground for seniors could be key feature in Age Friendly Suburbs

he playground concept, which is already in place in China and Europe, aims to offer seniors an alternative, local and free fitness option to help …

Canadian 24-Hour Movement Guidelines for the Early Years (ages 0-4)

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 …

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 …

Alberta Centre for Active Living

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5 Ways to Squeeze in a Bit More Movement into Your Busy Day

Find out how to stay fit at work! You’ve got to get moving if you want to start losing. Here’s how.Der Beitrag "5 Ways to Squeeze in a Bit More …

Alberta Centre for Active Living

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7 Easy Ways to Fit in a Quick Workout (Even While Brushing Your Teeth)

In today’s world, it’s not always easy to find time to stay in shape. A 45-minute workout at the gym can turn into an hour and a half after driving …

Excuses people give to avoid walking every day

Walking

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Exercise

The Amazing Health Benefits Of Walking Outside Every Day

From stronger bones to a trimmer physique, there are countless reasons to start walking.<p>You'll be happier.<p>Getty Images<p>You've probably heard of a runner's high before, but did you know that walking can give you a walker's high? As you log miles your brain releases "happy" chemicals like serotonin …

The Low-Impact Walking Workout for Every Fitness Level

Think you're *above* walking? You should reconsider—and try this workout<p>Remember those amazing cardio workouts from the 80s and 90s? We're talking …

Alberta Centre for Active Living

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Behavior

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

<b>Prepared by Kim Perrotta, MHSc, Executive Director, CAPE</b><p>Eight national health organizations have sent a letter to the Federal Minister of Health …

This is Your Brain on Walking

The general wellness perks of getting fresh air and exercise might be reason enough for you to tie up your shoes and get some steps. But here’s more …

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 …

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 …

Ergonomics

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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 …

Psychology

The Importance of Intensity in Physical Activity

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 …

University of British Columbia

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 …