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
Find out how regular physical activity
|•||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 –
|•||Include a variety of
activities in your routine – aim for activities that improve your
endurance, flexibility, strength and balance.
or your local Parks and
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
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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