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Fitness is an essential part of a healthy lifestyle. Add a little physical activity to every day and you’ll soon find yourself feeling more energetic and alert. As your fitness levels improve, so will your quality of life. More importantly, research shows that you’ll live longer and reduce your risk of developing a chronic disease.

No pain, no gain – not!
You probably remember the old ‘no pain, no gain’ attitude to fitness. Well, a lot has changed since that philosophy ruled the gym. Now, health professionals are promoting the concept of Active living.

Active living means integrating physical activity into your daily routine. Today, getting fit can be as easy as walking the dog, swimming with your family or taking your bike to work.

It’s your choice
Physical fitness is increasingly about personal choices. You decide how active you want to be. One of the most rewarding ways to reach your fitness goals is to pursue an activity you love. From gardening to goaltending – all forms of exercise contribute to a healthy lifestyle.

Build physical fitness into your daily routine and you’ll be surprised at how effortless active living can be – and how good it can make you feel!

Find out how regular physical activity improves your health!

Fitness pointers
Start slowly – begin with a daily activity goal of 10 minutes and add a few more minutes every day.
Gradually build up to 30-60 minutes of physical activity a day.
Get your body moving – often!
Include a variety of activities in your routine – aim for activities that improve your endurance, flexibility, strength and balance.
Call the YMCA or your local Parks and Recreation Dept. for a list of recreational activities and fitness classes.
Join a gym - take advantage of the Peel board’s partnership with local fitness clubs for a great rate!

Don’t waste another day feeling sluggish and tired – make active living a regular part of your day! Visit our Get active page for some great fitness suggestions!

Is losing weight one of your fitness goals? Our Eat smart pages will help you reach that goal in a safe and healthy way.

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