Physical Activity

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Physical activity plays an important role in the well-being and health of Ontarians. According to the Canadian Physical Activity Guidelines for Adults, people who are active may live longer lives, as being active can help reduce the risk of heart disease, stroke, high blood pressure, certain types of cancer, type 2 diabetes, obesity, and much more. Being active improves mental health, self-esteem, strength, and keeps people healthy by avoiding illness and injury.

Guidelines

To achieve health benefits, the Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology recommends that adults aged 18-64 years should accumulate 150 minutes of physical activity (moderate to vigorous intensity) per week, in bouts of 10 minutes or more. They should be sure to add muscle and bone strengthening activities using major muscle groups at least two days per week.

Intensity

Activities that require moderate-intensity will cause adults to sweat a little or breathe harder, like brisk walking or bike riding. Vigorous intensity activities will cause adults to seat and be out of breath, like jogging or cross country skiing.

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For more information, visit the following pages on our website:

North Bay
Parry Sound
Burk's Falls

345 Oak Street West

705-474-1400

70 Joseph Street Unit #302

705-746-5801

17 Copeland Street (by appointment only)

1-800-563-2808