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Active living

Being active doesn't necessarily mean you need to be playing sports or running a marathon. Even small habits can make a big difference. Try walking more or taking the stairs instead of elevators.

Benefits of physical activity

Being active can help you build and keep
  • Cardiovascular fitness
  • Energy levels
  • Posture and balance
  • Bone and muscle strength
  • Positive mental health and mood
  • Self-esteem
Being active can also help you
  • Stay at a healthy body weight
  • Reduce stress and anxiety
  • Increase HDL (good cholesterol)
  • Prevent chronic diseases like heart disease and stroke, high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes, metabolic syndrome, and certain types of cancer

Source: Public Health Agency of Canada

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