BOKS Program Positively Impacts Kids’ Mental Health & Wellbeing During Pandemic

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Welcome to our BOKS Canada Trainer Advisory Board Members!

10/14/21

Welcome to our BOKS Canada Trainer Advisory Board Members!

We are very excited to announce the members of our first ever BOKS Canada Trainer Advisory Board for the 2021-22 school year! The Trainer Advisory Board consists of 13 enthusiastic, passionate BOKS Trainers who are committed to BOKS’ mission: providing schools, youth-based organizations and families with access to daily quality physical activity that inspires kids to [...] Read More

Supporting the mental health of young women through movement

09/27/21

Supporting the mental health of young women through movement

It’s been an incredible year for women in sport. From their dominating presence in Tokyo at the Olympics, to outstanding performances at the IIHF Ice Hockey Women’s World Championship, women are showing up to take their space in the sporting world. At the same time, we watched as these strong role models made vulnerable and powerful statements about prioritizing their health [...] Read More

Fueling Your Run: Tips for Girls

09/27/21

Fueling Your Run: Tips for Girls

When it comes to fueling properly to prepare for your run and for recovery from your runs, there is a lot of information out there, much of which makes fueling seem super complicated. When it comes down to it, however, fueling doesn’t have to be complicated. Although proper nutrition is one of the most important [...] Read More

BOKS Bursts: Movement breaks for anytime of the day!

09/14/21

BOKS Bursts: Movement breaks for anytime of the day!

Only 39% of kids between the ages of 5 and 17 in Canada are meeting the physical activity recommendation of 60 minutes of movement per day (Participaction 2020). It has been proven that short and frequent movement breaks can positively impact kid’s health and learning. BOKS was inspired 10 years ago when the founder Kathleen [...] Read More

In the News

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