Getting the family active while avoiding the ER
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After a spring spent close to home, Canadian children have the energy to burn. As they channel it into outdoor activities, Canadian paediatricians are seeing the fallout. Dr Dominic Allain joins us to talk about the spike in injuries he is seeing in his emergency department. He shares why he’s not surprised to see an increase. Dr Dominic Allain is a member of the Canadian Paediatric Society’s Injury Prevention Committee. And, we are getting a D+ for physical activity. Before the pandemic, Canadian children were barely getting a passing grade for overall physical activity and sedentary behaviours. Restrictions from the COVID-19 crisis have made things even worse, according to numbers released by ParticipACTION. We talk to exercise scientist Leigh Vanderloo about the new report card and the role parents play in getting children active.
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