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4 reasons to get on the road to a healthier lifestyle

July 02, 2015
Wally Rabbitskin is congratulated by community members

1. Get Moving

Physical activity can be enjoyable for you and your family.While participation in sports is encouraged, children need to know that sports are not the only way to stay active. Not all children enjoy competition. For those who do not take part in these types of activities, other alternatives such as hiking, walking, running, and cycling, can be incorporated within the healthy lifestyle program.2. Set a Good Example

2. Set a Good Example

The Family can encourage healthy behaviors with their children, by setting examples themselves. Active parents will have active children. Making physical activity as part of your daily routine should be included within the family environment. Having this type of support within your family will provide some positive influence in some people and encourage others to pursue theirs goals in life. 

3. Everyone has to get involved

Community organizations should also provide better opportunities for their employees to become more active. In certain studies show that employees who are more active, report better health, improved morale, and an increased tolerance for stress. And at the same time with increased activity come a stronger ability to concentrate, more effective decision-making, and more proficient work habits.

4. Physical activity helps you manage stress

Various community members are stressed out due to work related activity or other issues which have direct impact within their lives. Regular Physical activity could provide an alternative solution to stress related factors. Walking and running would give an individual to spend time by themselves or with their families, and this would provide a relaxation to the mind and body.

For more info:

Wally Rabbitskin
Physical Activity Program Officer
wrabbitskin@ssss.gouv.qc.ca