Is it Expensive to be Physically Active?

Here are some inexpensive ways to get active: Carry your groceries Use the stairs rather than the elevator Walk to your destination Play with your children, friends, and other family members Run, walk, or jog in pedestrian friendly areas such as parks and trails

ACT-i-Pass SPRING UPDATE

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ACT-i-Pass is your grade 5 child’s ticket to many of the London recreation centres and programs. Did you get the pass? There's still time! 

 

NEW Spectrum programs are starting in March including hip hop, glee, football, skipping, and more!

 

With the pass, these programs are FREE for grade 5 students along with access to YMCA of Western Ontario branches, the Boys & Girls Club of London, and City of London Parks and Recreation facilities, thanks to these program partners and London's Child & Youth Network.

 

WHY SIGN-UP?

An Active Lifestyle = Happy, Confident, Healthy Kids!


Active Kids…

  • ...are less likely to develop heart disease and other chronic diseases.
  • ...have greater self-esteem and more positive attitudes.
  • ...are more likely to do well in school and make friends more easily.
  • ...feel confident and ready to take on life’s challenges.

 

See the full schedule of spring programs and check with your grade 5 teacher to sign up!

 

Tell us about the pass!

Dr. Jason Gilliland from Western University and his research team wants to know how the Grade 5 Act-I-Pass is working for you (as a parent, and as a youth). They are studying the effectiveness of the program, including what facilities are used (or not) on a regular basis for physical activity.

 

To learn more about the evaluation process, or to fill out the Parent and Youth Surveys, click here.

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Healthy Living Fun Fair

Start the spring off right with healthy eating and physical activity. Join us on Saturday, March 29 to sample free food and learn about fun fitness ideas. Take home great recipes, get ideas for maintaining a healthy lifestyle and learn about Diabetes Prevention.

Middlesex-London Health Unit Resources on Physical Activity & Healthy Eating

For information on Physical Activity & Healthy Eating, click here!

Resources

City of London Bike & Walk Map

The City of London supports walking and cycling as active ways to enjoy the many special features London has to offer either as a recreational pastime or as a means of transportation.

Resources

Skate 12 Months of the Year in London, Ontario!

Skating is a great way to get active and feel great! The City of London offers many Public Skating opportunities.

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Message from the Chair, Middlesex-London in motion®

Mary Lou Albanese, Manager Healthy Communities & Injury Prevention Team, Middlesex-London Health Unit and the NEW Chair of Middlesex-London in motion® shares information about 2 fantastic new resources now readily available for viewing and download

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Have kids today replaced playing outside with active video games?

Active Healthy Kids Canada’s (AHKC) has released a Position on Active Video Games and does not recommend active video games as a strategy to help kids to be more physically active.