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Kids need to be even more active than adults. Aim for at least 60 minutes of activity each day – at home, at school, at play – in order for them to get the best possible health benefit.
Being active and eating well every day can help kids have a healthy weight. In Canada, overweight and obesity among children and teens is increasing. And so, health problems related to being overweight are now happening at a much earlier age. And being overweight or obese later in life increases the risk of certain cancers.
The best way to encourage healthy habits in your kids is to model the behaviour itself. If your kids see you being active every day, they are more likely to follow. Try walking, bicycling or skating together. Active family trips like short hikes, a day at the beach, camping, skiing or tobogganing are also a good option.
Seeing my sister Erin – a young mother – struggle with the emotional blow and then the physical toll of cancer treatment made me want to do something to help women feel confident.
Volunteers provide comfort and kindness
Thousands of Canadian Cancer Society volunteers work in regional cancer centres, lodges and community hospitals to support people receiving treatment.