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Healthy You in Sports and Recreation

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The Healthy You in Sports and Recreation articles provide up-to-date information on health-related topics such as healthy eating, physical activity, concussions and more! Add any number of articles below into your newsletters or on your website.  The articles are listed by health topic and audience. To view the articles, simply click on the title that interests you.

Health Topic

Coaches and Recreation Leaders

Participants and Parents

Healthy Eating

Rethink your post-game drink! Download PDF
5 Ways to Win with Healthy Eating Download PDF

Rethink your post-game drink! Download PDF

Food Budgeting

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Discover Your Inner Chef! Download PDF

Physical Activity

Be a physical activity champion... both on and off the field Download PDF

Be a physical activity champion... both on and off the field Download PDF

Sedentary Time

Are you an athlete who sits a lot? Download PDF

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Sports Injury

What can coaches do to reduce the risk of a concussion? Download PDF

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Sun Safety

Save the skin they're in... take care... take cover Download PDF

Save the skin they're in... take care... take cover Download PDF

Tobacco

New steps towards a Smoke-Free Ontario Download PDF

New steps towards a Smoke-Free Ontario Download PDF

Alcohol

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You, your teen and alcohol Download PDF

Resiliency

Coaches can help build resilient teens Download PDF

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 Healthy Eating Playbook for Coaches

The popularity of sports in our community provides a great opportunity for coaches to encourage the importance of healthy eating in addition to physical activity. Sport teams promote physical activity, but may not always offer healthy food choices. By offering healthy food choices, players can play at their best! Learn more...


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Did you know there is a list of FREE physical activities in your community?

Recreation Subsidy in Durham Region

With the participation of municipal and not for profit organizations, recreation subsidization is available in Durham Region to increase the number of residents who can experience the benefits of recreation. Visit here for information and contacts in your community!


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Check out this website that makes it easy to find sport venues in Durham Region! You can search by sport, facility or by map. Find a sport you've never tried and get out with family and friends. You might be surprised what's hiding in your backyard!


Healthy Recreation Newsletter -  Fall/Winter 2014/15Download PDF