1 Apple a Day Keeps the Doctor Away

Jacob Sulit

Facts about Active Living

  • People who are active usually live longer
  • It decreases stress
  • Makes us stronger
  • 62% of Canadians age 12 or older are active
  • Canada promotes active living
  • 73% of neighborhoods in Canada have sidewalks to walk on

Health Benefits of Active living

  • Fitness and physical activity improves health and well being
  • Gives you a positive outlook on life
  • Great for you heart and muscles
  • Working out strengthens muscles
  • Essential for growth and development for children
  • Strengthens immune system
  • Able to complete tasks without being tired

Ways to Increase Active Living

  • Walk to school instead of driving
  • Bike to work
  • Take part in school sports
  • Go to the gym
  • Do push ups while watching tv
  • Join a team
  • Run a marathon
  • Take part in charity runs

Canada's Physical Activity Guide to Healthy Living

  • Youth from ages 12-17 should get at least 60 minutes of intense physical activity daily.
  • Should focus on intensity activities at least 3 days a week, activities that strengthen muscles and bones, and activities that provide health benefits.
  • Activities such as, sprinting, skating, bike riding, and interval training are all ways to practice intensity.
  • The workout is intense if you sweat or feel out of breathe.