Active Aging Canada
Active Aging Canada strives to promote a society where all adult and older adult Canadians are leading active lifestyles that contribute to their overall well-being.
Statistics Canada reported in 2013 that only 1 in 5 adult, and older adult Canadians, achieve the recommended 150 minutes of moderate-to-vigorous physical activity per week, based on the Canadian Physical Activity Guidelines. These inactive Canadians are unable to realize the health benefits of active living.
Statistics Canada reported in 2017 that :
- Those over the age of 65 outnumber children under the age of 14. There are more seniors (5.9 million) than children (5.8 million) in Canada.
- In 2021, 1 in 5 people will be over the age of 65, and 1 in 3 over the age of 55
- By 2061, it is projected that there will be 12 million seniors to 8 million children.
- In 2017, there are 8,230 Canadians over the age of 100, and there are five times more women in this group.
Active Aging Canada, in partnership with its members, encourages Canadian adults and older adults to maintain and enhance their well-being and independence through a lifestyle that embraces physical activity and an active living philosophy with the end goal of healthy active aging.
Newsletter - September 2018
Read the September issue of the member's newsletter to learn about our projects, partners and resources.
Daily Dose Exercises
Many of us struggle to be physically active on a regular basis. Exercise-particularly starting an activity program-challenges people to change their behavior, and that's hard.
Active Aging Canada 2018 Annual Report
It has been a busy year for the organization and next year looks even more promising. Please take a moment to read our Annual Report to give you a better understanding of where we have been and where we are going.
Too Fit to Fracture, Part 3 - Balance challenges keep you on your feet
After the age of 40, we lose 0.5% to 1% of the bone mass in our skeleton each year. A diagnosis of osteoporosis means that bones have weakened to the point where they could break from a simple fall.
New Active Aging Minute Videos Launched Weekly
In one minute you can learn a new healthy living tip from our Do Live Well video series brought to you by Active Aging Canada.
The last video in this series focuses on everyday activities that develop your abilities and potential and how this contributes to your health and well-being. Remember, what you do every day, matters!
The Urban Poling Ultimate Guide to Nordic Walking
Interested in learning about Nordic walking or improving your Nordic walking skills?
New Active Living Tip Now Available on Active Living and Arthritis
Our "Tips" are practical and leading edge knowledge on healthy active aging presented in plain language.
Be Active, Social and Healthy!
Mall Movers is still available at Centerpoint Mall and Woodbine Centre in Toronto. Register on site or on line. Stay active this winter and keep on walking.
OLDER ADULTS WANTED
by the University of Regina,
Health Psychology Laboratory
for a research study to evaluate
a pain self-management program.
Please visit their website
for more information