Tag Archives: physical activity

Barbells and Babies

By Kelsie P. ‘CrossFit’. By simply hearing the word, an abundance of stigmas, fallacies and negative connotations about the sport jump to the forefront. Inaccurate generalizations such as “CrossFit is a cult” or “CrossFit is dangerous” are quick to spring … Continue reading

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Benefits of Implementing Physical Activity in Family Life

by Tabitha G. What is one of the biggest influences in youth development? I will give you a hint. The first word of the question should actually be Who, not What. This ‘Who’ wants more than anything to teach their youth … Continue reading

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A Different Lens: Active Video Games

by Brian E. As a kid, I spent a lot of my time involved in almost every sport I could sign up for. All year round I was involved in practices, traveling to tournaments, and being introduced to new coaches … Continue reading

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Rural Communities and the Need for Recreation and Physical Activity

By Stephanie W. Many would consider recreation and physical activity as being part of some of their fondest memories growing up and over the summer months. For me, having grown up in a very rural community, recreation and sport opportunities … Continue reading

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Keeping Sports Fun

by Andrea D. Keeping youth active in physical activity is an important part of positive youth development, and the number one intrinsic motivation for participation in sports is fun¹. The goal of this blog post is to discuss some of … Continue reading

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Less sit, more fit: Cutting gym class time is not the solution to developing successful youth

By Rachel B. I find myself sitting in math class staring at the clock. What am I waiting for? I’m patiently waiting for the clock to strike one o’clock, that time of day when I get to leave my desk, … Continue reading

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The Importance of Physical Education Class in Schools for Youth Development

By Andrew H. Coming from a very small town in rural Prince Edward Island, I was brought up being physically active every day because to be honest there was not much to do other than play outside with your friends. … Continue reading

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