How youth can keep active
Here are resources and ideas on how youth can keep active:
ParticipACTION has some physical activity guidelines and sedentary behavior guidelines on their website.
Active For Life is a great resource for parents regarding the health of their children. Check out the website to learn new activities that parents and children can play together, that help develop different areas of the mind and body. Check out their tips page for information on doing different activities at home.
The Alberta Medical Association Youth Run club is a free, school-based running program designed to get children and youth active. Is your school registered? Learn more at the AMA Ever Active Schools website.
The City of Edmonton offers several programs for children and youth:
The City of Calgary offers several programs for children and youth:
The City of Leduc offers many Youth Activities throughout the community.
Strathcona County offers youth drop-in programs at both the Ardrossan Recreation Complex and Millennium Place.
Boys and Girls Clubs have been helping youth engage in activities that challenge and help them develop healthy minds and bodies. Find a local chapter in your community on their website.
Check out the Edmonton Federation of Community Leagues website for local programming and facility use.
Organized sports, like other activities, can provide many benefits to youth; activity, skill development and building relationships to name a few. Here are just a few links to organized sports associations in Alberta:
Organized sports can be an expensive choice for families, however, there are resources available to families to help remove financial barriers, providing an opportunities for all children to play organized sports.