It’s time to make physical activity a family priority and lead by example – not only for the next generation but for our own as well, that according to ParticipACTION.

With the COVID-19 pandemic sticking around for the foreseeable future, families have had to find creative ways to get their children and youth up off the couch and out and about doing some sort of physical activity. 

According to ParticipACTION's #Family Influence Report card, this year’s grade remains an F when it comes to 24-hour movement behaviour because less than a fifth of children and youth in Canada meet all three recommendations pertaining to physical activity, screen time and sleep within the Canadian 24-Hour Movement Guidelines for Children and Youth.

Natalie Toman is the health promotion lead with ParticipACTION. She says it is important for adults to be active because it will, in turn, become second nature for our children as well.

Today on Connections, Natalie will share why it is so important to be active at an early age and ways that we can keep our children happy and healthy this summer.