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The CKA invites Canadians to participate today on National Health & Fitness Day

Today! In conjunction with the 2020 National Health and Fitness Day on June 6th, the CKA invites Kinesiologists and PKAs to get involved online to keep contact with clients. Kins must remind Canadians that Kinesiologists are there for them in order to increase awareness of the profession.

During the COVID-19 pandemic we understand how challenging it is to remain active. We have all had to rethink how to keep moving so that we stay healthy - mentally and physically. On National Health and Fitness Day June 6th, we have joined with our amazing partners to provide a number of ways to celebrate.

Come on Canada - get up, get out, get active!

NHFD's amazing partner organizations are hosting National Health and Fitness Day events online: 

  • Canadian Olympic Committee  - Friday June 5th - Champion Chats about NHFD. Join here.

  • Exercise is Medicine. Virtual High Intensity Training Class with Certified Instructor Lauren Voss at 11 am. EST 

  • Fitness Industry of Canada. Full day of activities with workouts and workshops. Join here

  • MoveCollective - Interactive online workout at noon EST. Join here.

  • ParticipACTION Special edition of Fit Break at noon EST Join here.

  • Running Room is planning a virtual run with John Stanton. More details coming.

Photo Challenge

Post a photo of how you are celebrating National Health and Fitness Day to our Facebook page @nhfd.ca or on Twitter @NHFDcan and tag #NHFD2020 

Where to turn for help

 “Lack of time, obligations to others, lack of perception of obesity as a health issue, shame and physical restrictions are all factors that act as barriers to meeting the recommended level of physical activity,” continues Hardip Jhaj. “In our practice, we see that getting help from a kinesiologist can make a tremendous positive difference. With a personalized approach and ongoing motivational support, clients affected by mental illness can see how physical activities can drastically improve their quality of life.”

Kinesiologists are the only specialists in human movement who use science and research to offer movement as a medicine to anyone with a health goal, who wants a practical and personalized approach.

Use #kinNHFD #onbouge #NHFDcan #FittestNationOnEarth when posting all of your great thoughts and ideas for being active on National Health and Fitness Day, and be sure to tag @CdnKinesiology and @NHFDcan, #withakinyoucan

About the Canadian Kinesiology Alliance

Kinesiologists are human movement specialists. As trained health professionals, kinesiologists apply the science of exercise and movement to promote health and well-being; prevent, manage and rehabilitate chronic conditions; restore function and optimize human performance in the workplace, clinical settings, sport and fitness. They work with people of all ages and with physical abilities, in many settings, to improve the quality of life by often using interventions that include physical activity.

The Canadian Kinesiology Alliance (CKA) is a non-profit corporation that advocates and promotes the advancement of the profession of kinesiology in Canada. The CKA strives to be recognized as the unifying voice for the profession of kinesiology in Canada, and to have a positive impact on Canadians. On a national level, the CKA represents nine provincial kinesiology associations (PKAs) that are member associations and over 4,000 affiliated kinesiologists by developing progressive partnerships with other national organizations, providing support to effect positive change within government and public policy, and by promoting the science of Kinesiology. The CKA establishes and promotes the standards of the profession across Canada. To find a kinesiologist, visit www.cka.ca.

To follow the Canadian Kinesiology Alliance on Facebook and Twitter: @CdnKinesiology

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Contact:

France A. Martin, Directrice générale de l’ACK

 

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