Mango Mania

Posted: November 4, 2013

MANGO Mania WEEK #1 Physical Activity Guidelines   The Canadian Physical Activity Guidelines recommend that children and youth (5-17 years) should do at least 60 minutes of physical activity daily. This should include: ü  Intense activities at least 3 days per week (ex. running, basketball, soccer) ü  Activities that strengthen muscle and bone at least 3 days per week.(ex. climbing and swinging on playground equipment, running, walking, jumping rope) The more you do, the better your health will be!   It is recommended that you limit the time spent being inactive each day. This can be achieved by: ü  Limit screen time to no more than 2 hours per day; lower levels are associated with better health. ü  Limit motorized transportation, and extended sitting.   Here are some ideas to get you active everyday: ü  Go to the playground after school. ü  Walk, bike, rollerblade or skateboard to school. ü  Play an active game at recess. ü  Go sledding in the park on the weekend. ü  Do a fitness class after school. ü  Get the neighbours together for a game of pick-up basketball, or hockey after dinner. ü  Play a sport such as basketball, hockey, soccer, martial arts, swimming, tennis, golf, skiing, snowboarding… ü  Put on your sneakers and go for a walk.    The guidelines can be found at