Move More…..The more you do, the better you feel
Physical activity is important for good health and well-being all through your life.
Don't outlive your fitness!
you feel healthier and stronger
improve your balance
reduce falls and injuries from a fall
you stay independent longer
prevent heart disease, high blood pressure, stroke, osteoporosis, adult-onset diabetes, depression and some cancers
Keeping active helps:
The Canadian Community Health Survey states 67% of seniors who are active three or more times a week are in good health, compared to 36% who are not active as frequently. If you’re not active now, adding any amount of physical activity can bring health benefits. Start small, do a bit more, a bit more often.
For most people physical activity should not be a problem. Before you start any new activity or increase your current activity level, it is recommended to speak with your doctor or health care provider to discuss what's right for you.
How much activity do you need to stay be healthy?
In only 2 ½ hours per week you can improve your health and ability. Your activity needs to be:
With your doctor’s approval, you need to work up to activities that make you sweat a little. Review the guidelines to learn more.
Getting Active in Chatham-Kent:
- take advantage of the natural surroundings weaved throughout the municipality; trails, bike paths, parks and beaches
- join an exercise class at one of the many local health, fitness, or senior centres
- go to the C-K Seniors Portal and see what is going on in your area
- if you’re not active now, any amount of physical activity added into your day can bring health benefits
Links to help you get active:
Canadian Physical Activity Guidelines For Older Adults (65 years and older)
C-K Seniors Portal
Physical Activity Tips for Older Adults, Public Health Agency of Canada