Across Northern Ontario, our aim is to reduce heart diseases by educating people
Fitness for Kids
Physical activity is very important for children. Their growing and developing bodies thrive on physical activity. Yet in today’s modern world, video games and TV sometimes get in the way of sports and playing outside. We need to help and encourage our children to stay physically active for:
- Healthy bodies– Being active helps kids build a healthy heart, bones and muscles. It also helps to maintain a healthy body weight.
- Positive self-esteem and good mental health– Physical activity helps children feel good about themselves. It provides opportunity to help them master a skill. It helps to reduce stress, anxiety and depression.
- Better grades– Being active helps to improve memory and concentration, encourage creativity and build problem-solving skills.
- Better social skills – Playing games and participating in team activities helps children make new friends, learn team-building skills and learn self-discipline.
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.
Fitness for Seniors
We don’t want to admit to getting older. Being young at heart is certainly a great way to live life! But the reality is that as we age, our body can’t always do what it used to. There are ways though that we can help our body stay stronger and healthier for longer. With regular exercise, you’ll have:
- Increased energy and endurance.
- Increased muscle strength and balance.
- Increased efficiency in task performance.
- Better digestion and sleep patterns.
- Reduced risk of falls and injuries.
- Increased self-confidence and greater independence.
- Better management of chronic diseases such as diabetes, high blood pressure and osteoporosis.
- Better opportunities for socializing.
- Better ability to relax resulting in reduced anxiety, tension and depression.
- Enhanced mental and spiritual well-being.