Physical Activity

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.

Featured Topics

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.

Useful Websites

Childhood Obesity Foundation

The Childhood Obesity Foundation promotes healthy weights in children and youth by encouraging and supporting healthy eating and active lifestyles. Their Mind, Exercise, Nutrition, Do It! (MEND) program helps children ages 5-13 and their families achieve healthier behaviours.

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.

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.

Is it an emergency?

If you or someone in your care has chest pains, difficulty breathing, or severe bleeding, it could be a life-threatening emergency. Call 9-1-1 or the local emergency number immediately.
If you are concerned about a possible poisoning or exposure to a toxic substance, call Poison Control now at 1-800-567-8911.

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