Healthy Kids Community Challenge

Run. Jump. Play. Every Day.

The first theme of The Challenge was, “Run, Jump, Play. Every Day.” This theme encouraged physical activity through a mix of active play, active transportation, sports and structured physical activity.

Lots of good things happen when our kids move. Being active doesn’t have to mean planned, structured exercise. All you have to do is encourage that natural urge to ‘Run. Jump. Play. Every day.’

 

Why ‘Run. Jump. Play. Every Day.’?

Children who spend more time outdoors tend to have higher levels of physical activity.4 Reconnecting children with nature can positively impact their health and well-being.

Regular physical activity plays an important role in children’s physical, social, and mental development. Being active can help children:

For kids of all ages, periods of moderate to vigorous activity to raise their heart rate are encouraged. Please refer to Canada’s Physical Activity Guidelines for more age-specific information on recommended types and duration of physical activity:

 

Community Plans:

Below is a list of the major events that took place in Hastings and Prince Edward counties as a part of theme 1 of The Challenge:

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