Why be in motion?
There are many benefits to be obtained from regular physical activity. Not only will you look better and feel better about yourself, but you will also be contributing to the prevention of many health conditions and diseases.
Being physically inactive has the same impact on your health as smoking a pack of cigarettes each day.
- Dr. Nick Busing, College of Family Physicians of Canada
Although being "in motion" is key to health and happiness, new research shows that only 15% of Canadian adults are physically active enough to obtain health benefits. Even worse, when we are not being moderately physically active we often aren’t moving at all. Adults spend an average of 9.5 hours a day being sedentary – about 69% of their waking hours!
Looking for ways to become more physically active? Contact us today. In motion can help connect you to the many opportunities to participate in physical activity in our area. Or check out our “Where to be in motion” section for more ideas.