Fitness: Nutrition and Activity

Definition of healthy living:

At a population level, healthy living refers to the practices of population groups that are consistent with supporting, improving, maintaining and/or enhancing health. As it applies to individuals, healthy living is the practice of health enhancing behaviours, or put simply, living in healthy ways. It implies the physical, mental and spiritual capacity to make healthy choices

Physical Activity

Physical activity plays an important role in the health, well-being and quality of life of Canadians. People who are physically active live longer, healthier lives. Active people are more productive, and more likely to avoid illness and injury.

Benefits of physical activity

Physical activity helps:

healthy growth and development

prevent chronic diseases like cancer, Type 2 diabetes and heart disease

make us stronger

give us energy

decrease stress, and

prolong independence as we get older.

Learn more about the benefits of physical activity.

Physical activity guidelines

To help Canadians move toward healthier lifestyles, the Public Health Agency of Canada supported the Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology (CSEP) in reviewing the latest science on physical activity and in developing new physical activity guidelines.

Canada’s Physical Activity Guides, which were based on the previous guidelines, are no longer being distributed by the Public Health Agency of Canada. Canadians are encouraged to refer to our Get Active Tip Sheets for the latest information on physical activity. For more information or tips to get moving, please visit CSEP or ParticipACTION.

Tips to get active

Being active doesn’t have to be difficult. There are many ways to make physical activity a part of daily life — at home, at school, at work, at play, and on the way.

Getting started is easier than you think. Start now and slowly increase your physical activity to meet the new recommendations. They can be met through planned exercise sessions, active forms of transportation like walking or biking, as well as recreation and sports.

Maintaining Healthy Habits

Eat well and be active today and every day!

Eating well and being active work together for a healthier you. These healthy habits may help you reduce your risk of obesity, type 2 diabetes, heart disease, certain types of cancer and osteoporosis while providing many benefits such as:

Better overall health

Lower risk of disease

A healthy body weight

Feeling and looking better

More energy

Stronger muscles and bones

Steps towards better health and a healthy body weight include:

Eating the recommended amount and types of food each day.

Limiting foods and beverages high in calories, fat, sugar or salt (sodium).

Being active every day.

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3 thoughts on “Fitness: Nutrition and Activity

    1. saskatoonconnections Post author

      Hi Noella and Welcome to the group!

      did you get to view the Events pages?

      Every Friday is Joe’s Sports Bar & Grill- group social
      3 – closing
      drinks, platters, big screen, music, dancing, pool, fooz ball, electronic games, vlt’s and our own games!

      Every Saturday from 5 until we’re done, a group of at least 10 individuals male/female can do a Mystic Tan for $19.99, which gives us exclusive use of the salon with snacks included!

      I’m so looking forward to meeting you Noella, please keep in touch at saskatoonconnections@hotmail.com

      tons of hugs to you Noella! Have a great night!

      Reply

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