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O Canada, Land of the Obese?

For four years and counting, Canadian kids have received a failing grade (D-) in their overall physical activity skills, according to ParticipACTION’s 2016 Report Card on Physical Activity for Children and Youth. Only 9% of kids (between the ages of 5 and 17) get the recommended 60 minutes of daily physical activity.  Continue reading

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Why it’s time to get outside

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Recreation in the Venezuelan barrio: The true freedom of free time

With the solidarity support of Cubans, sports and recreation are continuing to transcend marginality and exclusion in Venezuela’s poor communities. 

Madelaine Acosta from Matanzas leads the most popular recreational activity in the Venezuelan neighbourhoods: Dance therapy | Dilbert Reyes Rodríguez

CARACAS (August 4) — Madelaine Acosta is in Venezuela again. “This is nothing like 2004. It’s something else, and it’s all about what we have achieved.”

She arrived here from Jagüey Grande, in Matanzas, as part of the first group of collaborators assigned to work in the country’s poorest areas, to improve the lives of inhabitants dominated by marginality and all its associated problems. Those were the first days of the social mission Barrio Adentro Deportivo, (Into the Neighbourhood with Sports) and she, like all the other original members, started from zero.  Continue reading

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Hiking in Cuba

Contact with the unique nature of the Sierra Maestra and the possibility of ascending to the highest peak of the island are deals from the Popular Camping Company in Santiago de Cuba with departure from La Mula, the oldest of its facilities

Despite the pitfalls in La Mula there is union in what they want to do. Damaris Méndez, the director for about four months, said: “We work very hard to provide a quality product, where visitors feel at home.” | Odalis Riquenes Cutiño

Despite the pitfalls in La Mula there is union in what they want to do. Damaris Méndez, the director for about four months, said: “We work very hard to provide a quality product, where visitors feel at home.” | Odalis Riquenes Cutiño

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Running outside beats Race to the Top

Web MD – ONE KEY to better grades in the classroom may lie in the gym or on the playground, a new study finds.

The research, to be published in an upcoming issue of the Journal of Pediatrics, found that elementary and middle school students who don’t get enough exercise are more likely to fail math and reading tests. Continue reading

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US: Common Core is even wrecking gym class

Anti-social budget cuts and physical education

NY Times – ON A RECENT AFTERNOON, the third graders in Sharon Patelsky’s class reviewed words like “acronym,” “clockwise” and “descending,” as well as math concepts like greater than, less than and place values. Continue reading

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Pond hockey – Chicago style

On ice at Soldier Field, ‘It’s like you’re a kid again’

The rink was built in preparation for a college hockey doubleheader on Feb. 17 | Megan Bearder for The New York Times

By BEN STRAUSS in the New York Times*

CHICAGO — The weather was picturesque for hockey at Soldier Field on Friday. Snow fell on a clear and cold winter night on the shore of Lake Michigan. The rest of the scene was less conventional. Two teams made up of adult recreational league players, some who only recently learned the sport, skated before more than 60,000 empty seats. Continue reading

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