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Friday, February 28 • 9:00am - 10:00am
Active Bodies, Thriving Brains: How Movement Fuels Mental Health

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Movement is essential for healthy physical and mental development in children and youth. A growing body of research highlights the vital role that physical activity has on cognition, brain function and mental health. Learn how movement impacts the mental health of children and youth in the areas of depression, anxiety, stress and self-esteem, and try out some fun, practical movement activities to use in your classroom or school! This session is part of the Ever Active Schools Health and Wellness Symposium, presented with our provincial partners Alberta Health Services, the Be Fit for Life Network and the Health and Physical Education Council. This session is one of a series dedicated to creating and sustaining healthy school communities using a Comprehensive School Health approach.

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Alberta Health Services - School Health & Wellness Promotion Team

Health Promotion Facilitator, Alberta Health Services
The School Health & Wellness Promotion team at Alberta Health Services partners with internal and external stakeholders to plan effective and coordinated provincial initiatives that improve the health of Albertans aged 6 to 18 years. Our Priorities are to create healthy school communities... Read More →