For adults (18 to 64 years of age), physical activity has been shown to reduce the risk of over 25 chronic conditions, including:
Regular physical activity can improve your overall sense of well-being and it has so many other benefits. It can help you in achieving the following:
Physical activity can be incorporated into daily routines: on your way to work or school, during a lunch break, after dinner, or whenever you need a boost of energy!
Try the following tips for fitting physical activity into your life:
If you have a health condition or have not been physically active recently, be sure to check with your doctor or health care provider before starting a new physical activity program or increasing the intensity of your exercise.
1. Public Health Agency of Canada. (2011). Information and Tips for Adults (Aged 18-64 years). Retrieved July 22, 2011 from: http://www.phac-aspc.gc.ca/hp-ps/hl-mvs/pa-ap/07paap-eng.php
2. Public Health Agency of Canada. (2011). Physical Activity. Retrieved July 22, 2011 from: http://www.phac-aspc.gc.ca/hp-ps/hl-mvs/pa-ap/index-eng.php
Last Updated 2011-07-22