For good health, children aged 5 – 11 years should accumulate at least 60 minutes of moderate to vigorous intensity physical activity every day.
Research shows that 87% of children and youth in Saskatchewan do not fulfill this need.
Children who aren’t active enough are at a higher risk of developing chronic diseases like type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and other cardiovascular illnesses.
Push2Play is here to help our children meet this guideline while having fun!
29%of Saskatchewan children aged 2 – 17 years are overweight or obese, and weight issues in childhood are likely to persist into adulthood. Regular physical activity is one way to help children maintain a healthy body weight.
Saskatchewan Blue Cross is committed to the improved health and wellness of Saskatchewan residents. We care about Saskatchewan people and feel a strong responsibility to address the pressing health issue of childhood obesity, as our children’s health will determine the future health of our province.
For more information on childhood obesity and resources to help your child maintain a healthy weight, visit the following websites: