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Get Active

​Getting active is a great way to get involved in your community, spend time with family and friends, and prevent chronic disease by remaining strong and healthy.

Get active your way, everyday
Learn about the benefits of getting active,  types of physical activity and ways to get active, how much is enough, and how to get started.

Community physical activity information
Find information about where to get active in your community, how to build an active community and financial assistance for sport and recreation.

Learn about the important of play for children - at home and at school.

Active School Travel
Find out how and why kids should walk, wheel or roll to school.

Stay active at work
How physically active are you during the day? Find out how to increase your activity levels during the work day.

Physical Activity Guidelines
How much is enough for Adults, Children and Youth?

Stay Injury Free
Getting active is great for your health and will make you feel good. There is some risk to physical activity, especially if you have been inactive for a while or are trying a new activity.

Do one thing
Check out the health unit campaign for lots of ways to get active, eat healthy and make a difference in your community.​

Public Health Question
  • Q:
    How much exercise to I need to stay healthy?
    ​The amount of physical activity you need in your day depends on your age. There are Canadian Physical Activity Guidelines available for early years (0-4), children (5-11), youth (12-17), adults (18-64) and older adults (65+). Adults and Older ad...