People need to be active to be healthy. Our modern lifestyle and all the conveniences we’ve become used to have made us sedentary – and that’s dangerous for our health. Sitting around in front of the TV or the computer, riding in the car for even a short trip to the store and using elevators instead of stairs or ramps all contribute to our inactivity. Physical inactivity is as dangerous to our health as smoking!
Add up your activities during the day in periods of at least 10 minutes each. Start slowly…and build up! If you’re already doing some light activities, move up to more moderate ones. A little is good, but more is better, if you want to achieve health benefits.
Click the following to access resources about Physical Activity in Adults:
(Both from Health Canada)