Active living in Kingston Ontario

Resources

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Downloads

After-School Activity Guide– lots of great ideas to keep kids busy after school (from ParticipAction).

Activity Tracker for kids– download these ideas to get active, then use the chart to see if you are getting enough exercise! (from ParticipAction)

Walk On Log Sheet–use this log sheet to record your daily activity.  You choose your goal… how many minutes, miles, kilometres, or steps do you want to take this month…record it and achieve your goals to become a healthier new you!

ParticipACTION 24 Hour Movement Guidelines – for optimal health benefits, children and youth (aged 5-17 years) should achieve high levels of physical activity, low levels of sedentary behaviour, and sufficient sleep each day.

Community Physical Activity Pass Program set up guide – For municipalities:  based on Kingston’s successful Grade 5 and 9 ActivPass program, find out how to set up a pass program for kids at your local recreation facilities!

FITT Script Fitness Presciption Pad for Health Care Providers Health Care Providers can use the “FITT Script” Fitness Prescription with child and youth patients to get them more active.  Printed FITT Script pads are available for free upon request to anyone in the KFL&A area (contact us for more information).

Physical Activity Readiness Questionnaire – PAR-Q – use this to see if you should check with your doctor before becoming much more physically active.

Local Links

Cataraqui Region Conservation Authority

Cycle Kingston

Frontenac Arch Biosphere – All the information you need to explore the Frontenac Biosphere Reserve.  Click on Hike, Paddle, Cycle, Dive, Tour, or Savour the Arch to find out more ways to get active.

Kids Kingston

Kingston Coalition for Active Transport (KCAT)

Kingston Community Health Centres

Kingston Family YMCA

Kingston Frontenac Lennox and Addington Public Health

Special Olympics Kingston

Trails-at-a-Glance information on trails in the KFL&A area (Click here to download a pdf version of the KFL&A Trail Map.)

Kingston Cycling Routes Map– newly released in 2012 by KCAT.  Download here or pick up a hard copy at KFL&A Public Health, your local Public Library, or any bike shop.

Provincial Links

Active Halifax

Active Kids Nova Scotia

Active Living for Early Childhood– This resource from Nova Scotia suggests ways for childcare operators to increase physical activity in their programs.

Active Ottawa

Activity Resource Centre PARC

Alberta Prov Fitness Unit

Have a Ball Together!

Healthy Alberta

Hoops for Heart

Ministry of Health Promotion

Ophea

Unplug and Play

Saskatchewan In Motion

Sport Alliance

National Links

Active for Life– Where parents go to learn about activities for their kids

Boys and Girls Clubs

Canada in Motion

Canadian Association for Health, Physical Education and Dance CAHPERD

Canadian Association for the Advancement of Women and Sport and Physical Activity (CAAWS)

Canadian Fitness & Lifestyle Research Institute CFLRI

Canadian Medical Association Journal CMAJ

Canadian Sport for Life

Centre 4 Active Living

Health Canada

Health in Action

Heart and Stroke Foundation

Jump Rope for Heart

Leisure Information Network

Mothers in Motion

Nature Conservancy

ParticipACTION

Promoting evidence based decision making

Promotion Plus

Public Health Agency of Canada – Links to Physical Activity Guides

QuitDay

Safe Routes to School

Other

Treadmill Reviews– a comprehensive review for those looking to purchase a treadmill (Feb 2016)

Free Online Fitness Videos – 20 of the best free online work out series

Free Workout Resources Online 

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KGA Month

Free activities all month long!

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Grades 5 & 9 ActivPass

Use your student card for FREE access to recreation facilities across Kingston and area!

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Become a Volunteer Ambassador

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ActivKids

Find fun activities and resources to get young children active at home!

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Pedometer Lending Program

Walk your way to fitness!

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Discover Phyical Literacy

Did you know that physical literacy is as important as reading, writing and arithmetic?

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News

News about events and activities in and around Kingston!

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