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Simple postnatal fitness activities you can do with your baby

Welcoming a new baby is a big adjustment. Unfortunately, finding time for self-care, such as fitness and physical activity, can be difficult as a parent. The significance of physical and mental well-being is well understood. Just because there is a new baby in the house does not mean that this important time has ended. Emily

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Active and Accessible Summer Fun for Kids with Disabilities

**Article in English only** Did you know that being physically and mentally active outside is beneficial to your health? Unfortunately, individuals with disabilities face numerous barriers to physical activity and finding appropriate activities for children with disabilities. Lisa Thornbury describes some of the most common difficulties children with a disability encounter. Accessibility and safety, finding

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“Everywhere, all the time, anywhere: Why physical literacy matters”

The COVID-19 pandemic has wreaked havoc on so many aspects of life. With the recent relaxation of restrictions on sport and physical activity, there is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to influence how we engage young people in sport and physical activity. Jackie Robinson, Marika Warner, and Bryan Heal delve into the statistics before the pandemic and

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14 ways to help your toddler with balance and coordination

Coordination is the ability to move two or more body parts simultaneously. Balance and coordination are essential for your child to reach important developmental milestones such as climbing stairs, climbing furniture, walking in general and on different surfaces, leaning over to pick up objects on the floor, feeding themselves, sitting up, and so on. As

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How to create a “movement room” in your home

A home is a place where kids feel comfortable moving. Where there are rooms and endless opportunities for your child to use their imagination; and create the perfect way to explore. We prefer to have our beds made and our couches mainly for sitting as parents. With that said, we do not have to take away

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6 Ways Babies Develop Physical Literacy

Jim Grove highlights the significance of physical literacy development in your baby’s life. Physical literacy is the development of a wide range of fundamental movement abilities in your child that will promote an active lifestyle and all of the associated physical, cognitive, emotional, and social benefits that come with it. You may be wondering what

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What You Need to Know About Your Kids, Sports, and Mental Health

Susan Scandiffio discusses how, as a mother of three children who participate in several sports, she has witnessed a wide variety of emotions both on and off the field. Moving and being physically active have been found through research to reduce stress, improve cognition, aid with sleep, and make people happier in general. Susan Scandiffio

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