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Experiences in the Field of Adapted Physical Activity

As a Kinesiology graduate, I have often wondered why it was so difficult for me to become active while living with a disability. From the countless opportunities to be active in this country, why did it feel like such a feat? 

I grew up a super active kid, always privileged enough to be involved in some type of physical activity or sport. After an accident in 2013 that left me with a spinal cord injury, I quickly learned that I carried a lot of privilege. 

Some Helpful Active Living Resources Related to COVID-19

Active living for people with a disability is extremely important. Not only does it have health benefits, it reduces isolation, improves mental health, promotes social inclusion and reduces the chance of acquiring a secondary disabling condition. As the country moves slowly into recovery from the coronavirus, we thought we would reach out to you with some resources to help facilitate access and inclusion.

Move It!

At the best of times, it’s hard for adults to achieve the recommended 150 minutes of moderate-to-vigorous physical activity per week, based on the Canadian Physical Activity Guidelines. Covid-19 is making it harder. And then there is the recommended 60 minutes of energetic play for kids per day... oy! So, what can you do to keep active?