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BOKS PROGRAM POSITIVELY IMPACTS KIDS’ MENTAL HEALTH & WELLBEING DURING PANDEMIC

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

Staying active during quarantine is possible!

04/13/20

Staying active during quarantine is possible!

BOKS, an initiative of the Reebok Foundation, offers some free at-home physical activity resources for families, including daily BOKS classes via Facebook Live. Recognizing that anxiety is at an all-time high due to Covid-19 and resulting school closures, BOKS will provide physical activity games, activities and BOKS classes, to reduce stress with a daily dose [...] Read More

BOKS Launches Resources for Families to Stay Active at Home.

04/08/20

BOKS Launches Resources for Families to Stay Active at Home.

Recognizing that anxiety is at an all-time high due to Covid-19 and resulting school closures, BOKS is providing physical activity games, activities and BOKS classes, to reduce stress with a daily dose of endorphins for kids and families.   Read More

BOKS promotes physical literacy among students

01/15/20

BOKS promotes physical literacy among students

Students at Elijah Smith Elementary School were visited by Build Our Kids’ Success (BOKS) on Tuesday morning. BOKS is a free physical activity program intended to give students from kindergarten through Grades 9 more physically active in order to have an impact on a students’ learning. The program is a before school program for elementary [...] Read More

Best Practices For Implementing Physical Activity Into the Classroom and Home Environments

11/25/19

Best Practices For Implementing Physical Activity Into the Classroom and Home Environments

BOKS provides robust lesson plan documents, trainings and on-going support to establish and maintain impactful programs serving the whole child. Read More

BOKS Brings physical literacy program to Palgrave Public School

09/26/19

BOKS Brings physical literacy program to Palgrave Public School

According to Stats Canada, kids should average sixty minutes a day of moderate to vigorous physical activity. As it currently stands, only about one in eight Canadian kids reach such a seemingly attainable goal. Read More

BOKS Celebrates 5 Years of Providing Physical Activity, Wellness and Fun for Canadian Children

09/23/19

BOKS Celebrates 5 Years of Providing Physical Activity, Wellness and Fun for Canadian Children

Just 5 percent of Canadian children between the ages of 5 and 17 meet the recommended guidelines for daily exercise. BOKS is working to change these numbers. Read More

BOKStacle Course Lands in Caledon

09/23/19

BOKStacle Course Lands in Caledon

We celebrated 5 years of BOKS in Canada by showcasing our BOKStacle course at participating schools across the country. Read More

BOKS Regional Coordinator, Kyla Crocker Speaks with host Ted Michaels on the Health & Wellness Show

06/16/19

BOKS Regional Coordinator, Kyla Crocker Speaks with host Ted Michaels on the Health & Wellness Show

Listen to Kyla Crocker teach you all about BOKS and the importance of movement for our kids; with Health & Wellness show host, Ted Michaels. Read More

BOKS Trainer Receives Award during Teacher Recognition Day

05/09/19

BOKS Trainer Receives Award during Teacher Recognition Day

Stephanie Vazina-Tulli, BOKS Trainer, receives award during Teacher Recognition Day ceremony at her school. Read More

CP24 Visits St. Dunstan Catholic School (Toronto) with Kim St-Pierre

04/03/19

CP24 Visits St. Dunstan Catholic School (Toronto) with Kim St-Pierre

St. Dunstan students are run through a BOKS session with Kim St-Pierre, BOKS Manager of Business Development, and were provided with FREE Reebok shoes! Read More

Free Fitness Program Gets Kids Up & Moving

01/15/19

Free Fitness Program Gets Kids Up & Moving

“These days, the body part children use the most is their thumbs,” Falconi-Di Bacco says. “It’s important to teach them to move at a young age.” Read More

Thousands of Schools Embrace Natick Mom’s Exercise Program for Kids

04/17/18

Thousands of Schools Embrace Natick Mom’s Exercise Program for Kids

“Participation in physical activity is actually beneficial for our social and emotional wellness, for brain health, for our sense of happiness, for our attention, for our mood," Tavares said. Read More