Physical activity has so many benefits to your health. It can help you get to and stay at a healthy body weight, reduce the risk of bone fractures if you have osteoporosis, and can reduce the risk of many other illnesses like cancer and heart disease.
There are many ways you can add physical activity to your healthy lifestyle, no matter your age or activity level. Physical activity can be fun or relaxing and you can do it on your own, or with groups of other people with similar health goals.
Whether you want to try your first yoga class, or you are a marathon runner, physical activity can play an important role in your health and wellness. Learn more about physical activity and what you can do to maximize your healthy lifestyle.
Getting and Staying Active
Find the motivation you need to become more active and the determination to stay active despite challenges you may have.
Adding More Activity to Your Life
A guide to some of the key actions you can take to make physical activity a regular part of your healthy lifestyle.
Childhood Obesity Foundation - Mind, Exercise, Nutrition, Do It! (MEND)
The Childhood Obesity Foundation is a registered charity that focuses on promoting best practices in healthy nutrition and physical activity to help reduce the number of children who are obese. They have launched a new provincial program called Mind, Exercise, Nutrition, Do It! (MEND). This free program provides healthy lifestyle learning and activity sessions for children aged 5 to 7 and 7 to 13 who are above a healthy weight.
Physical Activity Line
Call and speak to a qualified exercise professional. You’ll get free physical activity guidance suited to your needs and lifestyle. You’ll also find resources on physical activity and information for families and older adults.
Physical Activity Tips from the Public Health Agency of Canada
Tips and information to help build physical activity into a healthy lifestyle.
- Tips for Children (5-11 yrs)
- Tips for Youth (12-17 yrs)
- Tips for Adults (18-64 yrs)
- Tips for Older Adults (65 yrs and over)
Playground Circuits - Action Schools! BC
Every school that signs up as an Action School! receives a unique playground circuit designed by physical trainers at Action Schools! BC. The site hosts more than a thousand circuits for playgrounds around B.C., motivating more children to be more physically active more often.