Video Wednesdays

Every Wednesday, pahl posts helpful and informative videos on its facebook page and twitter account. To receive all of our posts and stay up to date on all pahl news, please 'like' our facebook page and 'follow' us on twitter (@SOOpahl)

July 18, 2012

The Health Benefits of Walking

The health benefits of walking reach far beyond what most people think! This great video proves just that! Even if you have seen this clip before it’s certainly worth another viewing. Walking is the perfect mode of exercise, especially in this heat to make sure you are not overexerting yourself. Remember to stay hydrated, wear sunscreen, and get outside and exercise!

July 4, 2012

It's Strawberry Season!

It’s strawberry season in Ontario! Next time you are out grocery shopping, be sure to choose Ontario strawberries in the fruit aisle, or better yet, visit a local farm to pick your own! This video has some great recipes for strawberries that are quick and easy to make and will add a summer feel to your next meal!

June 27, 2012

Spread the Word to End the Word!

Spread the Word to End the Word! Watch this great R-Word Campaign video and take the pledge to stop using the ‘R’ word in your life! For more information on the campaign and to take the pledge check out the R-Word website at

June 20, 2012

Try this Refreshing Breakfast Recipe!

Looking for a healthy, hearty breakfast that will still cool you off in this heat wave? Make yourself a breakfast smoothie! This video has a great recipe that will give you the energy and nutrients needed to start your day. Did we mention it’s also quick, easy, and refreshing? A perfect summer breakfast for the entire family!

June 13, 2012

An In Depth Look at Healthy Athletes and Opening Eyes

Missed our Healthy Athletes event in Kingston and wondering what the initiative is all about? Check out this awesome video explaining Healthy Athletes and Opening Eyes! Opening Eyes was a huge success at our Healthy Athletes event this year and hundreds of participants received brand new prescription glasses...for free! Be sure to scroll through our photo album from the event on our facebook page, and don’t forget to ‘like’ us so you don’t miss any of our upcoming pahl events!

May 30, 2012

It's Games Time!

1 day left until Spring Games! Check out this great promotional video for the Games! If you are attending as an athlete or spectator be sure to come out and visit the pahl team at our Healthy Athletes Expo taking place in the Queen’s University ARC on Friday and Saturday. Hope everyone is getting excited; we can’t wait!

May 23, 2012

Be a Fan!

Spring Games in Kingston are only 8 days away! Will you be attending? We sure will! Check out this FANtastic new Special Olympics Be a Fan video; it’s sure to get you in the mood for Games! Hope to see everyone out in Kingston next week! Be sure to stop in at Healthy Athletes at the ARC and say hi to the pahl team! For more information on the Spring Games check out

May 16, 2012

Tips for Proper Sun Protection

Proper sun care protection is essential every day but especially at this time of year when your skin is not used to being exposed to the sun. This video has all of the tips and details that you will need to keep yourself and your family protected this spring! 

May 9, 2012

Pack your Salad with Protein!

Salads make a great lunch or dinner any day of the week! This video has a recipe that shows the importance of pairing your salad with a form of protein to make sure your body is getting all of the nutrients it needs! For more great recipes be sure to check out our pahl nutrition guide.


April 25, 2012

Kick Start Your Morning with Oatmeal!

It’s true what you were always told in school; breakfast is the most important meal of the day! The recipe in this video will give your body the kick start in nutrients and energy that you need to get your brain and body moving for the day! A perfect start to a weekend morning before the family heads outside to help with some spring cleaning!

April 18, 2012

Cooking with Avocados

In search of some delicious and healthy recipes involving avocados after Monday’s health tip? Look no further! This avocado chicken salad recipe is quick to make and has just 5 ingredients! Perfect for lunches or a light dinner this meal will give your body the energy and nutrients it needs to get you through the rest of your day! For more great recipes, be sure to check out our pahl Nutrition Guide.


April 11, 2012

Walking Motivation

Looking for some motivation to get yourself and your friends and family out walking more often? This great clip explains how a pedometer can do just that! By tracking your steps everyday and working towards a goal you will be more motivated to do activities that involve walking and can even have a little friendly competition among your friends and family! If you are interested in using pedometers in your classroom or with a Special Olympics team, check out our Step Into Action program!

April 4, 2012

Easter Themed Desserts

Getting together with family and friends for an Easter dinner this weekend? This video shows a yummy Easter themed dessert that is simple to make, even for the young chefs in your kitchen and isn’t packed with calories! This long weekend remember to enjoy everything in moderation and use the extra time off to get outside and get active! 

March 28, 2012

Get Active this Spring

Looking for ways to get active this Spring? Walking the dog is a great excuse to get outside and exercise! Check out this classic commercial showing the benefits of walking your dog every day, including some in addition to the physical benefits! This Spring, make a pact with yourself to get outside for a walk each and every day; with your dog or without!

March 21, 2012

Cooking with Quinoa

Tried cooking with quinoa before? It’s a great tasting grain that’s packed with nutrients! This video from the Heart & Stroke Foundation shows a quick and easy recipe that your friends and family will love! For more great recipes, including some with quinoa check out the pahl Nutrition Guide.


March 14, 2012

A Great Family Friendly Healthy Recipe

Hanging out with the family this weekend for March Break and St. Patrick’s day? Check out this guacamole recipe that’s packed with healthy ingredients, demonstrated by kids, and of course green! A perfect recipe for the up and coming chefs of your kitchen! For more great and healthy recipe ideas, be sure to take a look at the pahl Nutrition Guide.

March 7, 2012

Taking the Stairs Pain-Free

Inspired by our Monday health tip to take the stairs instead of the elevator? Check out this video showing you proper stair walking technique to avoid pain in your knees and great stretches to alleviate any stiffness you may have. Taking the stairs is a great way to fit exercise into your busy schedule!

February 29, 2012

Healthy Snack Recipe

Trying to think of some great and healthy snack ideas after our Monday Morning Health Tip? The cereal bar recipe in this video has a perfect option packed with taste and healthy ingredients! Prepare a batch of these bars on the weekend or before competition and you’ll have snacks for a week! For more great quick and healthy recipes, check out our pahl Nutrition Guide.


February 22, 2012

Quick and Easy Lunch Ideas from EatRight Ontario

Our third week of showcasing videos by EatRight Ontario features quick and easy lunch ideas! For more great tips and healthy recipes, make sure you check out our pahl Nutrition Guide! 

February 15, 2012

Quick and Easy Breakfast Ideas from EatRight Ontario

Week 2 of EatRight Ontario videos. This week’s focus is on fast and healthy breakfast ideas! For more great tips and recipes be sure to check out our new pahl Nutrition Guide

February 8, 2012

Quick and Easy Snack Ideas from EatRight Ontario

This great video by EatRight Ontario has some quick and easy snack recipes and tips. For more ideas and recipes be sure to check out our new pahl Nutrition Guide

February 1, 2012

What is the Single Best Thing we can do for our Health?

Dr. Mike Evans explains why simply walking is important and beneficial to everyone's health!