Active transportation is a great way to build physical activity into your daily life. Physical activity contributes to the mental, physical and emotional well being of people of all ages - but is especially vital for children whose bodies and habits are still developing. On this page we've collected some resources to help you make the case for active trips to and from school on the basis of something that is important to us all: the health of our children.
Sedentary Behaviour Guidelines for Children and Youth: for health benefits, young people need to minimize the ammount of time each day they spend being inactive. These colorful one-page information sheets lay out the facts and provide some basic strategies to keep kids moving. Courtesy of The Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology
Physical Activity Guidlines for Children and Youth: to ensure maximum health benefits and build healthy habits, young people need to be moderately or vigorously active for at least 60 minutes every day. These colorful one-page information sheets outline the benefits of and ideas for physical activity for children and youth. Courtesy of The Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology
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