Physical Activity During COVID-19

Physical activity is an important way to stay physically healthy. Staying active can also help to improve mental health and reduce anxiety or stress during the current COVID-19 pandemic. You can meet physical activity recommendations outdoors or at home without special equipment or a large space.

Getting outside for fresh air is also important for your mental well-being. You are still encouraged to go outside as long as you are not required to self-isolate and you can maintain physical distancing precautions (e.g. keeping at least a 2 meter distance from other people).

Participating in physical activity is safe for most people. If you have any concerns about your health, check with your health care provider or a qualified exercise professional before becoming more active.

See below for ideas on staying active during the COVID-19 pandemic. These resources are intended for educational and/or informational purposes only. The information within these resources is not meant to replace the advice from your health care provider or individual counselling with a qualified exercise professional.

If you have questions and or would like to speak to a qualified exercise professional, call 8-1-1.


Learn about ways to exercise during the pandemic and watch exercise videos that you can do at home:

Parents and Kids

Find ways to keep kids active at home:

Older Adults

Find ways to stay active at home and watch exercise videos created for older adults:

Last updated: May 26, 2020

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