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of kids and teens (5-17) are meeting national physical activity guidelines1  


of high school students attended physical education classes daily3 


of high school students participated in muscle strengthening exercises on 3 or more days / week3 


of children ages 3-4 are meeting national physical activity guidelines2

Being physically inactive is the 4th leading risk factor for mortality on a national scale1 

Benefits of an Active Lifestyle3 

How is Kindred Foundation helping?

Kindred Foundation supports physical activity programs and initiatives for youth to help them be more active and give them the physical health resources they need. 

Kindred Foundation is a proud funder of The Mabbott Lab at the Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids).  Dr. Donald Mabbott and his team are conducting research into how physical exercise and other interventions promote brain repair for children with brain injury and brain tumours.

How to Get Children Active3

Children learn the most about healthy active living from parents. Include the whole family in regular physical activity and healthy eating. It’s easier if families do things together as part of their daily routine. 

As teens strive for independence, they may want to do some things on their own. Encourage them to go for a walk or bike ride with friends.

Physical activity during childhood creates healthier brains!1

How Much Activity Should Children Get?3

Infants (0-12 months)

Toddlers (1-2 years)

Preschoolers (3-4 years)

Children (5-17 years)

Types of Activity4 

How Families Can Support Healthy Active Living3


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