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Dal Study Shows Importance of Physical activity and Social Connection for Kids during COVID‑19 Lockdowns

05/10/21

Dal Study Shows Importance of Physical activity and Social Connection for Kids during COVID‑19 Lockdowns

A School of Health and Human Performance (HAHP) eight-week study showed that during times of uncertainty and increased stress, the BOKS program can be used as a tool to improve a child’s overall wellbeing. Despite challenges brought on by the lockdowns, parents of participating students noticed improvements in their child’s mood, energy level and sleep. Read More

WHAT IS BOKS? THE FREE FITNESS PROGRAM GETTING KIDS ACTIVE

02/26/21

WHAT IS BOKS? THE FREE FITNESS PROGRAM GETTING KIDS ACTIVE

Exercise is crucial at any age, but the foundation of a healthy lifestyle is built as a child. Learn how BOKS is helping kids around the world get active. Read More

7 ways to keep moving this winter

02/08/21

7 ways to keep moving this winter

There is a reason bears hibernate in winter. It’s COLD, sometimes, it is wet, icy, and COLD. Did I mention the COLD? While it is easy to slip into the thought of a warm hibernation once the cold hits, I love the challenge of coming up with fun ways to keep myself and my family [...] Read More

Teaching your children to live with purpose

09/17/20

Teaching your children to live with purpose

Children learn more from doing than by watching. Include them in fundraising, or in a walk or run that is raising awareness for a cause that is close to home. Bring them to a foodbank, or a tree planting day, or a community cleanup. On Earth Day, recruit them to help you turn off all [...] Read More

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Use BOKS Resources All Summer Long

06/09/21

Use BOKS Resources All Summer Long

Whether you are at home with your kids, you are a counsellor at summer camp or teaching summer school, everyone is trying to come up with creative ways to keep our kids moving this summer. Activity Tracker: This is a great way to keep your kids active at home or at camp. You can choose [...] Read More

Helping Kids Build Their Intrinsic Motivation

06/09/21

Helping Kids Build Their Intrinsic Motivation

As we look to summer, we find ourselves more invigorated and motivated to dust off our sedentary winter ways and get outside to move. Exactly what drives our motivation to get active can really impact the ways in which we engage and build positive connections to physical activity- kids are no different. Traditional models of education, recreation, and other spaces that include physical activity [...] Read More

Keeping the Momentum of Movement Throughout the Summer

06/09/21

Keeping the Momentum of Movement Throughout the Summer

Congratulations on an…interesting…year!  I always like to reflect on the year that has passed…and what a year it has been. I have been able to see first-hand (well, if you count virtually as first-hand) the incredible impact our teachers and trainers make every day in the lives of their students. I have seen unprecedented creativity in how [...] Read More

BOKS Canada Defenders of Physical Activity Award Winners

05/21/21

BOKS Canada Defenders of Physical Activity Award Winners

Congratulations to the following incredible Defenders of Physical Activity of 2021! ⭐ Clay Cartie, Kamloops, British Columbia ⭐ ⭐ Colleen Reel, Scarborough, Ontario ⭐ ⭐ St. Evan Elementary School, Caledon, Ontario ⭐ ⭐ Francis Lemieux, St-Hubert, Quebec ⭐ ⭐ Forest Glen School, Moncton, New Brunswick ⭐ BOKS Canada would like to extend a congratulatory shout out to all the amazing individuals, groups, classes, and schools from [...] Read More