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Benefits of Active Living

Looking for a reason to get out and enjoy active living?

Here's a few of the benefits of physical activity:

  • Helps you relax and manage stress.
  • Lowers blood pressure.
  • Increases energy.
  • Improves posture and balance.
  • Improves your self esteem and mood.
  • Improves your quality of life.
  • Increases flexibility and strength in muscles.
  • Improves sleep.
  • Helps you control your weight.

Active living also reduces the risk of:

  • Heart disease
  • Benefits of Active LivingObesity
  • Falls and injuries
  • Adult-onset diabetes
  • Osteoporosis
  • Stroke
  • Depression
  • Colon cancer
  • High blood pressure
  • Premature death

From: Public Health Agency of Canada

Want to get started? Learn about the 3 Activity Groups.

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Revised: May 26, 2011

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