(The Globe and Mail, November 18/23) “Raising active kids matters when it comes to their physical and mental health: Exercise positively affects cognitive function, social behaviours, helps kids make healthier choices and sets them up for better health outcomes.   ...both kids and adults are becoming increasingly sedentary. ...in children that uptick can result in reduced physical and psychosocial health, poor self-esteem and decreased academic performance. ...when you exercise you are going to sleep better, when you sleep better you eat better, you think better. ...our kids are like sponges, they want to be just like us. ...a growth mindset is important to children’s overall health and development. ...they also learn that what seems impossible today might just be possible tomorrow”.