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4 Things Athletes Can Do to Prevent Injuries - CCA

4 Things Athletes Can Do to Prevent Injuries

With the summer winding down and Fall sports programs opening up, it’s time to consider getting the most out of your athletic preparation, injury prevention, and treatment. Whether you’re new to a sport or are a seasoned athlete, here are four steps you can take to prevent injuries: Warm Up: More than 30% of injuries seen

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9 Steps to Make Sure Your Child Is Using Their Backpack Correctly - CCA

9 Steps to Make Sure Your Child Is Using Their Backpack Correctly

As summer winds down it’s time to start thinking about back to school. That includes, lunches, books, and backpacks! It’s important to make sure backpacks fit properly from an early age. If backpacks are worn incorrectly over long periods of time, not only can they cause back, shoulder, or neck pain, they can result in

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Keeping Our Youth Heart-Healthy Through Movement - CCA

Keeping Our Youth Heart-Healthy Through Movement

Exercising the heart makes it stronger. It’s a lesson we all know in adulthood, and it begins with good habits that are ingrained within us over time. If we want to make the general population more heart healthy, it’s important to start the lesson early. The Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology (CSEP), a voluntary organization

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Are Your Children Active Enough? - CCA

Are Your Children Active Enough?

3 Different Types of Activities Recommended by the Physical Activity Guidelines of Canada Do you ever question whether or not your children are meeting the minimum recommended level of activity? It’s easy for children to get distracted by all the technology they have at their fingertips, and sometimes they can too hastily dismiss the idea

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8 Tips for Choosing the Right Backpack for Your Kids - CCA

8 Tips for Choosing the Right Backpack for Your Kids

Every year in August, as children prepare to return to school, we are reminded of the importance of choosing and wearing a proper backpack. Believe it or not, backpacks can have an important health impact on the growing and developing bodies of children. More so, a heavy or poorly fitted backpack can affect a child’s

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