Run for Life, National

Run for Life (RFL) is a national non-profit that offers school and community based running programs throughout Canada. Run for Life’s mandate is to bring accessible running programs to diverse audiences. Running is an easy and accessible way to change the obesity statistics and get more children active at an early age in an activity that will hopefully sustain them throughout their lives.

RFL’s school based programs currently influence about 10,000 children at over 200 schools.  Lead by volunteer ‘coaches’ children participate in the RFL program for both non-competitive and competitive benefits.  A grant from GoodLife Kids Foundation will help 20 more schools introduce the program.  This means that approximately 1,000 more children and their volunteer leaders will have the opportunity to reap the benefits of daily physical activity and develop lifelong habits of staying active.

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Today we're celebrating the #SummerSolstice and #InternationalYogaDay Yoga is an awesome way to help kids develop important physical and mental skills - and it can be easily adapted for all ages and abilities! For younger children, keep practices short and use stories and familiar animals or objects as cues for them to mimic with their poses. For older kids, try building to some more challenging balancing poses or turn inwards to focus on the stress-relieving benefits of the practice. #activekids #yoga

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