Here are some interesting resources that could allow to go further in your healthy decision.*
- Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology: presents the Canadian Sedentary Behaviour Guidelines as well as the Canadian Physical Activity Guidelines.
- ParticipACTION - It’s time for action: suggestions for getting active and integrating physical exercise into daily activities.
- Public Health Agency of Canada: offers advice that will help children, young people, adults and seniors be active.
- Sépaq: discover the wide variety of activities and services that make Sépaq your first stop for outdoor adventure. Wildlife reserves, tourist resorts, parks of the Parks Québec Network are the perfect choice for outings, getaways, or an entire vacation.
- Vélo Québec: a non-profit organization that encourages the use of the bicycle, whether for tourism purposes or as a means of clean and active transportation
- Winter fun!: Kino-Québec and the municipalities participating in the Winter Fun program invite Quebecers to take part in the organized activities and to take advantage of winter to be physically active.
- Stairway to Health: developing a Stairway to Health Program is a fun and easy way to get employees active in the workplace.
- Active Healthy Kids Canada… The Power to Move Kids: Tools and tips to get kids active everyday.
- At My Best® promotes physical activity, healthy eating and emotional well-being for children in grades kindergarten to grade three. The program includes a take-home component to enable participation by the entire family, such as practicing a fun physical activity, preparing a special family meal, or reflecting on special moments in the kid’s journal.
- Hoops for Heart: A program that gets students aged 11 to 14 out of their seats to sink baskets for a good cause.
- Jump Rope for Heart: JUMP is a contagious FUN-draiser from the Heart and Stroke Foundation that motivates kids into action, encourages them to stay healthy, and inspires them to raise funds for a cause that’s important to their communities.
- Le Grand Défi Pierre Lavoie: Le Grand Défi Pierre Lavoie is an event that brings people together and is aimed at developing a healthful lifestyle in children and, through training, in their parents. This friendly competition among primary schools in Québec rewards children ages 6 to 12 who commit to being physically more active for the entire month of May. Keep an eye out for the Grand Défi Pierre Lavoiecaravan, which criss-crosses Québec roads encouraging schools to sign up and motivating youngsters to take part.
- Children’s Fitness Tax Credit: The Government of Canada allows a non-refundable tax credit on eligible amounts of up to $500 paid by parents to register a child in an eligible program of physical activity.
- Fédération des kinésiologues du Québec: to find a kinesiologist in your area.
514 343-2471 or www.kinesiologue.com (website available in French only)
- Kino-Québec: The Kino-Québec advisor in your region can provide you with information on the physical activity resources offered near where you live. For the location of the Kino-Québec advisor in your region, call 418 646-6137 (province-wide coordination) or consult the list by area on the http://www.kino-quebec.qc.ca/conseillers.asp page of the organization’s website. (Website available in French only)
*Given the large range of resources available and the regular appearance of new resources, the Health Challenge team does not claim that this list is exhaustive, nor that the proposed resources are of a higher quality then others that are not presented here.
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