Factors that influence Canadian’s participation in physical activity and sport

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Factors that influence Canadian’s participation in physical activity and sport by Mind Map: Factors that influence Canadian’s participation in physical activity and sport

1. Media

1.1. Nowadays many people, mainly teenagers, have become preoccupied with being on social media and their phones

1.1.1. Because of this, people do not participate in their recommended daily physical activity, but rather lay down on their phones or sit behind a screen

1.2. Some people are greatly influenced by social media to better their physique

1.2.1. Celebrities and social media influencers such as fitness models can inspire one to participate in physical activity

2. School

2.1. Physical Education is mandatory from from kindergarten to grade 9

2.1.1. Grade 10-12 students have the option to take physical education

2.1.2. LTAD has shown that physical recreation in schools is an ineffective and expensive approach

2.2. Some schools also have various sports team for their students to participate in

2.2.1. Depending on their career choice some students may want to participate in their sports team and take physical education through their school years

3. Community and environment

3.1. Some communities have recreational community centres with many sports to participate in

3.1.1. Some of the recreational community centres are located too far for some families to the point where they just rather not go

3.1.2. Not all sports are offered in all community recreational centres

3.1.3. Most of those recreational community centres include a gym

3.2. Some community centres sports team can be very costly and not very affordable for some families

3.2.1. Communities recreational centres with affordable sports team may be located too far for those families

3.3. Community centres located in the countryside of Canada offer a wider variety of outdoor sports


4.1. Long Term Athlete Development is a 7-stage Canadian model of a training, competition, and recovery program based on developmental age

4.1.1. LTAD is an inclusive model that encourages individuals to get involved in life long physical activity

4.1.2. LTAD builds athletic ability beginning with a foundation of fundamental movement skills and introduces fitness and sports skills at the appropriate developmental age

4.1.3. LTAD allows one to enjoy overall health benefits by developing greater physical literacy which will then encourage them to be physically active throughout their lives

4.2. With the aid of recreational administrators and coaches, the youth will become more motivated to participate in physical activity

4.2.1. Later on these children can choose the pathway to competition and excellence at the international level or simply just continue to live a physically active life

5. Overall health

5.1. Injuries and diseases can prevent people from being able to participate in physical activities

5.1.1. Diseases such as asthma make it difficult for one to participate in physical activity as it can cause difficulty breathing

5.1.2. Some injuries require physical therapy and exercise thus keeping one potentially physically active

5.2. Some Canadians care for their well-being and therefore practice living a healthy lifestyle

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6. Daily Schedules

6.1. Physically demanding jobs jobs require one to be physically fit

6.1.1. Ex. Jobs such as a personal fitness trainers and army/military personnel require, as part of their job, for one to be in well physical state

6.2. Juggling school and work can be extremely difficult and time-consuming, leaving no space nor time for physical activity

6.3. Some jobs require several hours of sedentary behaviours

6.3.1. Ex. Office jobs spent sitting behind a computer can be bad for your health

6.4. Canadians with heavy duty jobs such as construction workers believe it is not necessary for them to participate in physical activity

7. Family & Friends

7.1. Those who grow up in active homes typically continue being active throughout their lives

7.1.1. However those who don’t grow up in active households won’t feel the need to be active

7.2. Growing up one usually looks up to their family members therefore if surrounded by family who participates in a lot of physical activity one will follow in those shoes

7.2.1. Some family members may push one another to work out together or to just play sports together as a way to spend quality family time