Get moving to stay healthy!
Exercise for healthy bones
Exercise at any stage in life may help prevent fractures by maintaining bone mineral density and by improving balance that reduces the risk of falls. For more information on how to exercise for healhy bones, check out the Osteoporosis Canada website.
Get up and move - for your life!
Check out the health & wellbeing blog for articles on how sitting all day is slowly damaging our health, the high cost of inactivity, and the perks of an active lunch hour. Read more
No hibernation necessary - Stay active all winter!
Fun summer ideas for the whole family
Summertime is the perfect opportunity to venture outdoors. Canadian Living has put together an all-in-one guide with a wide range of summer activities you can do with your family. It also includes travel tips, tips on staying safe and even cool recipe ideas. Read more
101 ways to get fit!
Whether you're looking to kick start a new weight-loss plan or simply need inspiration to refresh your fitness routine, Canadian Living has compiled 110 of the best fitness, nutrition and weight-loss tips to help get you motivated and on track. You are bound to find something just right for you! Read more.
Couch to 5K - How to start a running program
Want to take up running but not sure how to go about it? Check out this website for all the information you need, plus a workout schedule, to get you from couch to 5k in 9 weeks. Read more
Go for a walk!
Walking is one of the easiest and most profitable forms of exercise. You get all the health benefits of regular exercise without the pain and the strain. All you need is a good pair of shoes and comfortable clothing. It's easy to do - just put one foot in front of the other and head out the door!
Find out why walking is the best medicine, read more.
Starting a walking program - 12 week beginners schedule
You know you want to begin a fitness walking program, but don't know where to start. Walking is one of the easiest and most profitable forms of exercise. All you need is a good pair of shoes, comfortable clothing, and desire! Read more
Starting a walking group
Interested in starting a lunchtime walking group at work? Get all the details here: starting_a_walking_group.docx
Sitting is hazardous to your health
Sitting for long periods is bad for you. Even if you are a regular exerciser, if you spend most of your day sitting – in your car, your office chair, on your sofa at home – you are putting yourself at increased risk of obesity, diabetes, heart disease and a variety of cancers.
Adding simple activities such as standing to answer the phone, taking the stairs, and walking to a colleague's office instead of sending an email can help increase daily physical activity.
For ideas, inspiration and information check out the following:
and the 'Get Up and Go' articles on the Health & Wellbeing blog.