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Sept. 13, 2016

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Integrating physical activity, sleep and sedentary behaviour — a world first!

Sept. 1, 2016

The new Canadian 24-Hour Movement Guidelines for Children and Youth: An Integration of Physical Activity, Sedentary Behaviour, and Sleep was developed through a robust and transparent process, and it is the first developed anywhere in the world. It emphasizes the importance of a healthy balance of movement behaviours and recommends that children “Sweat, Step, Sleep and Sit” in the right amounts to be healthy. Authors: Mark S. Tremblay, Veronica J. Poitras. (WellSpring | September 2016, Volume 27, Number 9)

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Repurposing our streets for physical activity: The Open Streets Model

Aug. 1, 2016

From Bogota, Columbia, to Thunder Bay, Ontario, Open Streets provides communities with the opportunity to be active on the streets. Open Streets are free recreation programs that temporarily closes the streets to traffic and open them to people to walk, bike, and just be physically. People can engage with their local community and businesses, as well as learn more about community amenities and programs. Author: Alyssa Bird (WellSpring | August 2016, Volume 27, Number 8)

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