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Health Topics - Physical Activity

  • Adults and Seniors Physical Activity

    The Canadian Physical Activity Guidelines for Adults [18-64 years] and Older Adults [65 years and older] both recommend, that for health benefits, people should be adding up at least 150 minutes of moderate- to vigorous-intensity aerobic physical activity per week, in bouts of 10 minutes or more.

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  • Babies/Toddlers 0-3

    Physical activity and regular movement are important throughout a person’s entire life – starting at birth! And for the first time, Canada now has guidelines as to how much activity babies, toddlers and pre-schoolers should be getting and why. Check it out! Canadian Physical Activity Guidelines for the Early Years We also now have guidelines […]

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  • Children 4-12

    The Canadian Physical Activity Guidelines for children recommend that for health benefits, children aged 5-11 years should accumulate at least 60 minutes of moderate- to vigorous-intensity physical activity daily.

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  • Moms-to-be

    There was a time when pregnant women were encouraged to avoid physical activity. Fortunately, attitudes towards pregnancy have changed and medical experts now recommend regular physical activity as part of a healthy pregnancy

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  • Teens 13-17

    The Canadian Physical Activity Guidelines for youth recommend that for health benefits, youth aged 12-17 years should accumulate at least 60 minutes of moderate- to vigorous-intensity physical activity daily. Moderate intensity activities, like bike riding and skating, will cause teens to sweat a little and to breathe harder. Vigorous intensity activities, like running and rollerblading, […]

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  • Walking

    View urban trail maps of long, medium and short routes for both Haldimand County and Norfolk County trails.

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