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Image by shanevaughn Today is the first day of summer vacation here in Ontario, and I assume that the summer break has begun in most other parts of North America as well.  That means that millions of kids are looking at 8 gloriously school-free weeks in July and August.  Now while physical activity promotion folks…

Image by thelastminute. You read that correctly – last week the RCMP was called in to break up a game of road hockey in Enfield, a suburb of Halifax, Nova Scotia.  From the Halifax Chronicle Herald [emphasis mine]: Ryan Jefferies and his buddies enjoyed playing road hockey almost every free minute in front of Ryan’s…

  Image by Duchamp. In most developed nations, kids get far less physical activity than they did just a few generations ago.  Given the strong links between physical inactivity and health risk (and given that we’re now seeing “adult” diseases like heart disease and type 2 diabetes in children and teenagers), this has become a…