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The Canadian Physical Activity Guidelines for children recommend that for health benefits, children aged 5-11 years should accumulate at least 60 minutes of moderate- to vigorous-intensity physical activity daily.

  • Children (5-11)

    The Canadian Physical Activity Guidelines for children recommend that for health benefits, children aged 5-11 years should accumulate at least 60 minutes of moderate- to vigorous-intensity physical activity daily. Moderate intensity activities, like bike riding and playground activities, will cause children to sweat a little and to breathe harder. Vigorous intensity activities, like running and […]

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  • Walk to School

    Walking to school is a great way to add physical activity into your child’s busy day. Click on the following links to learn about Active and Safe Routes to School and what you can do to make it happen! For more information on local initiatives, contact Heather Keam at heather.keam@hnhu.org or call 519-426-6170 Ext. 3208 […]

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  • Walking

    Most people know that physical activity is good for them. Did you know that physical activity can improve your health? For example, walking – one of Canada’s most enjoyed forms of physical activity – is fun and will help you feel great! For most people, walking is a very safe exercise. Start slowly and gradually […]

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