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The Physical Activity Line (PAL) is British Columbia's primary physical activity counselling service & your FREE resource for practical & trusted physical activity & healthy living information. 

"Our mission is to improve your health through evidence based physical activity guidance tailored to your needs & lifestyle"
 

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Qualified Exercise Professionals are available Monday to Friday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM PST, to assist you with all of your physical activity related needs. Call our phone line for FREE exercise and fitness advice regardless of age and medical condition.

Toll Free Number: 1-877-725-1149 |  Lower Mainland: 604-241-2266

You can also email the PAL staff around the clock with any of your questions or concerns at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. & we will be sure to get back to you at our earliest convenience.

Contact us at no cost today. That's correct, it's a FREE service!

 

 

With September in full swing finding time for your kids to simply be kids can be hard. For me just playing outside after dinner on weeknights was a blast and burnt that extra steam I had. What are some ways to encourage kids to be active this fall without big plans you may ask? Here are our top 5 activities to keep your children moving this fall.

  1. Playgrounds are a haven. They are free and always open. You kids will work muscle strength, balance and their heart and lungs without even knowing! While you’re there why not take advantage of the playground to strengthen those muscle of yours?? For a different treat, visit another school or park’s playground for some new equipment.
  1. Backyard free play is the ideal after school activity. Got sand and dirt? Give you kids mini-shovels and buckets. Got grass? Try a soccer ball. Got pavement? How about a scooter or bike.
  1. Here are a couple of low-cost, “little required space” ideas/ Little things like a skipping rope, sidewalk chalk, hula hoops, or a tennis ball are easy to transport and fun to use.
  1. Wheels!! From tricycle to training wheels to full on bicycle, exploring the neigbourhood or biking to school builds a useful lifelong skill. Check out these helmet tips while you’re at it.
  1. Rainy day? What about putting on music, funny costumes and having a dance party? Or, got cardboard boxes lying around? Building mini forts can keep your children busy while you’re preparing dinner. Alternatively, lay shipping paper on the floor so you children can draw on.

Still need more ideas? No worries give us a shout at 1-877-725-1149 and we’d be more than happy to help!

 

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