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Healthy Living Tip #278

Different activities provide different benefits. Make sure children participate in a variety of physical activities that encourage endurance, flexibility and strength. Endurance activities like running, swimming, skating, dancing and bike riding help heart and lungs stay healthy. Flexibility activities like stretching, ballet, gymnastics, jazz dancing and bowling help keep joints moving. Strength activities like climbing …

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Healthy Living Tip #277

Make activity a family affair. Set some physical activity ground rules for your family and support children in setting goals to become more physically active. Involve children in setting a family goal to become more physically active. Make a plan to increase physical activity levels and follow through together. Track daily physical activities. Praise and …

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Healthy Living Tip #276

Canada’s Physical Activity Guides for Children and Youth recommend spending at least 30 minutes more a day being physically active. The goal is for children to increase their activity gradually, until they are doing at least 90 minutes of physical activity daily. Build up physical activity throughout the day in periods of at least 5 …