Fitness for Adults
Adults may feel like they lead active lives already. With work, the kids, maintaining a home, and running around doing chores, it certainly seems busy! Spending time doing physical activity can help you manage your busy day and provide long-term health benefits, such as:
- Give you more energy.
- Reduce the risk of heart disease, type II diabetes, osteoporosis and some cancers.
- Improve your overall physical and mental health.
- Allow you a better sleep.
- Reduce your stress levels.
The Canadian Physical Activity Guidelines (PDF) recommends that adults aged 18-64 should get 150 minutes of moderate to vigorous physical activity every week.
- Moderate activitiesare those that make you sweat a little and breathe harder, such as brisk walking or bike riding.
- Vigorous activitiesmake you sweat more and be out of breath, such as jogging or cross-country skiing.
These minutes can be added up in blocks of 10 minutes or more, so you can still get all the health benefits simply by squeezing in bursts of activity throughout your week.
Find Out More
Additional references can be found here:
ParticipACTION – https://www.participaction.com/en-ca
Mayo Clinic – https://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-lifestyle/fitness/basics/fitness-basics/hlv-20049447
TBDHU, Walkable Thunder Bay – https://www.tbdhu.com/health-topics/physical-activity/walkable-thunder-bay
Thunder Bay Walking Trails – https://www.mapmywalk.com/ca/thunder-bay-ontario/
Arthritis Foundation – Walking – https://www.arthritis.org/health-wellness/healthy-living/physical-activity/walking/12-benefits-of-walking
Mayo Clinic – Motivation – https://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-lifestyle/fitness/in-depth/fitness/art-20047624