Get Active at Work, Home and Play

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Here are a few easy ways to fit physical activity into your day.  

You can spread these activities out into ten minute segments, so long as they add up to between 30 and 60 minutes a day for a total of 150 minutes a week.

At home or at play:

  • reduce the amount of T.V., computer and video game and smart phone usage time
  • drive less, walk more
  • get outside with your friends and/or kids
  • start an after-dinner walking group with friends
  • go for a swim at the local community centre
  • walk your kids to-or-from school
  • take your dog for a walk
  • enjoy going for a hike with the family
  • when running errands, park further away from your destination or get off a stop or two early if taking public transit
  • rent an exercise video or two from your local library
  • take part in events and festivals happening in your community

At work:

  • walk, bike or rollerblade to work
  • if using public transit, get off a stop or two early and walk the rest of the way
  • take 15 minutes at lunch to go for a walk – this will not only benefit your body, but will also clear your head and relieve some stress
  • take the stairs instead of the elevator  – it burns twice as many calories as walking (check first that the stairway is safe, clean and has good lighting)
  • take a few minutes to stretch between meetings
  • join a lunchtime fitness class at the nearby community centre

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