Many of us struggle to be physically active on a regular basis. Exercise—particularly starting an exercise program—challenges people to change their behavior, and that’s hard.
We have a new approach to this challenge, called “Your Daily Dose”. When we think about activity as an integrated part of daily life, it stops being an add-on. Instead, it complements what we do every day.
In addition to incorporating active living into your life, such as walking instead of driving, taking the stairs instead of the elevator, you can also consider adding in a little ‘daily dose routine’. Daily dose routines are mini movement routines that you can do at the same time as certain activities you do every day, such a brushing your teeth, or getting dressed.
Each week Active Aging Canada will post a new Daily Dose routine video for you to incorporate into your daily routine.
Be sure to consult with a physician, physical therapist, or other trained health or exercise professional before doing a new exercise routine, in case you have medical and physical conditions that affect the exercises and how they are applied.
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Mall Movers is pleased to announce that Gerrard Square in the GTA launched the Mall Movers program in January 2017. This is a free 30-minute stretch and strengthen class offered one morning each week, before the retail stores open. After the class, led by a certified fitness leader, the group walks the mall. For more locations, information and registration, visit Mall Walking page.