• Only 33% of children and youth ARE meeting the recommended guidelines. Children and youth should be reaching 60 minutes of activity each day. Only 37% of children play outside every day. Kids with unsupervised outdoor play develop better motor skills,
    social behavior, independence and conflict resolution skills.
    In an hour of organized sports, children are only active for a total of 20 min.
    CAN YOU IMAGINE A CHILDHOOD WITHOUT PLAY? Play is how children have fun, make friends, learn and grow! H O P P lay ur atients elping
  • Public Health Agency of Canada

    Canadian Physical Activity Guidelines and tips for children, you and adults.

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  • Outdoor Play

    Information regarding outdoor and risky play.

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  • Canadian Society of Exercise Physiology

    Canadian Physical Activity Guidelines and Canadian Sedentary Behaviour Guidelines 

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  • Healthy Active Living for Obesity Research

    Research group increasing the awareness of the importance of physical activity.

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  • About Us.

    This website was created by the scientists and kinesiologists working at the HALO Research Group at the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario, with the goal of promoting healthy active living among children, youth, and families everywhere.

  • Email address: CHEOActive@cheo.on.ca
    Healhty Activity Living for Obesity Research
    Research Institute- Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario
    401 Smyth Road
    Ottawa, Ontario
    K1H 8L1