Get Active and Stay Healthy

Being physically active is important for your physical and mental health. Make it your goal to meet the physical activity guidelines and in doing so, it will help you maintain a healthy body weight, and decrease your risk of some chronic diseases such as: heart and stroke disease, hypertension, Type 2 Diabetes, osteporosis, arthritis, and cancers (colon and breast). Consult with your health care provider before you start any new physcial activity or increase the level of activity you have been doing.

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For more information on the health benefits of physical activity visit:
Public Health Agency of Canada

Click here for more information on the 24 Hour Movement Guidelines for children and youth

Older adults/seniors interested in walking this winter may be interested in reading these Safety Tips for Winter Walking published by the Canada Safety Council.