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Happy New Year!

Is one of your New Year’s resolutions to improve well-being by being more active? If so, you’re not alone, this is one of the most common resolutions! 

5 tips to help you increase your physical activity level today:

  1. Choose activities that you enjoy! Try different activities until you find the ones that feel right for you.
  2. Get into the groove. Join a gym, go to a spin class, or set a regular run. Join with a friend and make it a social activity!
  3. Ditch your TV and computer screen time by 2 hours or more a day to make more time to be active.
  4. Join a recreational sports team. Make new friends and get active at the same time!
  5. Set a goal, make a plan, and pick a time and place. Remember, every little step counts!

Why make moving more your New Year’s resolution?

You can reap the following benefits:

  • Decreased stress
  • Better sleep
  • Increased energy levels
  • Improved strength
  • Lower chronic disease risk (such as cancer, diabetes, and heart disease)

How much physical activity should I be doing every day?

Take a look at the physical activity guidelines by age category from the Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology (CSEP).

 

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