Can Kids Run 10km? Teaching Kids to Run Distance

Some kids seem to run before they learn to walk, but when can kids start running longer distances? I’m not talking ‘chasing a ball’ running or ‘playing soccer’ running, I mean ‘race bib, starting time and crossing a finish line’ running. At what age can kids safely run a 5km or even a 10km race? Important…

How to Raise Active Kids

No one is more excited to watch their toddlers take their first steps than mom and dad, but soon enough you are secretly wishing they would just “sit still for one moment.”  Parenting toddlers and children with endless energy is exhausting and seemingly never ending, but somewhere along the way to the teen years our kids start…

How to Raise Healthy Kids

Raising healthy kids is an important part of laying the foundation for a future generation of healthy adults and healthy families. In theory raising healthy kids is pretty simple – eating a well balanced diet and getting plenty of activity, but in reality kids are less active than ever and filling up on convenience packaged…

Summer Fun: Create Your Own Activity Jars

Keep the kids busy this summer and avoid the “I’m bored” chorus by creating your own Activity Jar. Give the kids as many small pieces of colourful paper as they need and on each one have them write an activity that they like to do. To fill up your whole summer with lots of idea’s,…

Active Kids: 10 Ideas to Keep Kids Active All Summer

Just imagine, it’s day 2 of summer vacation and you hear “I’m bored!!” It’s like nails on a chalkboard and you wonder how you will ever survive the next 8 weeks of school break. A recent article from Canadian Press looked at the benefits of giving kids free time outdoors to explore nature and use their…

Triathlon Tips for Kids: Swim, Bike, Run, Fun

Triathlons for kids are popping up in communities all across Canada and with the recent announcement from the Active Healthy Kids Canada 2014 Report Card that kids are getting a D- in physically activity levels, this is great to see. Most kids triathlons are based on fun first and not competition and that must be…