How active are you?
The Government of Canada’s online
Be Active Quiz is a simple tool you can
use to test your knowledge about being
Physical activity benefits your health
in many ways. It’s good for lowering
stress, boosting mood and staying at
a healthy weight. Activity also reduces
the risk of hearth disease and stroke,
diabetes and osteoporosis.
Physical activity includes sports,
gardening or brisk walking, as well
as strength training. Even carrying
groceries and taking the stairs builds
To take the quiz, visit phac-aspc.
gc.ca and search for the Be Active Quiz.
Canada’s 150 play list
Celebrate Canada's 150th anniversary
with the ultimate play list: 150 activities
that define our land and people. Get the
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“We recommend a mix of aerobic
activity for 2½ hours per week, and
strength training two days a week for
adults,” says Christina Loitz, a health
promotion facilitator with Alberta Health
Services. “And children and youth
between five and 17 need 60 minutes
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