Despite the vast amount of information about health, fitness, exercise and physical activity on the internet, provided by magazines and books authored by fitness "gurus" too few people are sufficiently physically active on a daily basis to achieve health benefits that regular exercise can provide.
Walking provides endurance, strength and flexibility
There are many health benefits to be gained from being sufficiently physically active
every day, but there are probably as many reasons why so many people are not getting enough physical activity to reap the benefits.
Time constraints due to work, family and other social commitments, prevent many people from getting the physical activity necessary to support health
You probably have a list of reasons why you don't exercise regularly even though you would like to, or know that it would benefit your health.
Perhaps one of the reasons is that you just don't know where to start, or maybe you've tried in the past, but haven't been successful in keeping up the activity for more than a few weeks.
Since you're reading this course overview, it is possible that you want to learn more about getting physical activity into your life, and possibly that you are ready to embark on your physical activity journey to health improvement.
Whatever your age,
physical condition, physical activity preferences and time constraints, there are ways to fit physical activity into your life.
Every movement you make each day, especially movements made by your entire body, contribute to your physical activity requirement.
However, to gain health benefits from your physical activity it is important to participate in a sufficient amount of the right type of exercise that promotes health benefits.
The range of physical activity and exercise opportunities is broad and within your reach.
Learn how to tap into physical activity and exercise opportunities that merge with your lifestyle and reap the health benefits your body deserves. This course considers the following:
- An overview of physical activity, exercise, and fitness, and the associated health benefits
- Recommendations for physical activity to achieve health benefits, and improved fitness
- Physical activities and your physical activity requirement in real terms
- Choosing physical activities
- Merging physical activities with your everyday commitments
- Strategies for maintaining physical activity in your life
You've come this far and whether you're a beginner or returnee to physical activity and exercise you have nothing to lose (except perhaps body weight), but much to gain.
Sign up for the course today and begin your physical activity journey to health improvement.
Health Canada (2007). Canada's Physical Activity Guide
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CSEP (2003).The Canadian Physical Activity, Fitness & Appraisal. Health Canada