Physical activity plays an important role in health, well-being and quality of life. There are many benefits to having an active lifestyle:
- Promotes healthy growth and development.
- Increases energy levels.
- Reduces stress.
- Makes us stronger.
- Improves self-esteem.
- Prolongs independence as we age.
- Prevents chronic diseases such as cancer, heart disease and Type 2 Diabetes.
Physical activity does not only mean participating in sports. It can include everyday activities such as walking the dog, biking to and from work, planting a garden, playing tag, building a snowman and raking leaves.
Take a step in the right direction by adding physical activity to your daily lifestyle! Start by slowly increasing your physical activity to meet the Canadian Physical Activity Recommendations.
If being active is new for you, please speak to your family physician before adding physical activity to your daily routine.
Visit Recreation NL's website to learn how you can "Find your Fit" and incorporate physical activity into everyday life.