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Webinar: It’s Play Time! Unexpected reasons why physical activity is so important for kids


Please note: Eastern Time Zone.

Presenter: Dr. Patricia Longmuir

Everyone knows that physical activity is important for physical and mental health, but most think of it in terms of decreasing adult diseases such as heart attack, diabetes or obesity. However, active play is also essential for childhood growth, development, and a good quality of life. Less than 10% of Canadian children achieve recommended levels of physical activity, and children with medical conditions are even less active than their peers. This webinar will review the evidence supporting the importance of childhood physical activity in paediatric healthcare, including it’s potential for treatment as well as primary and secondary prevention. Tips for assessing childhood physical activity and supporting patients to become more active will be provided.