Active Living Examples

Active Living Exercises and Activities Include:

  • walking
  • yoga
  • dancing
  • T'ai Chi
  • shopping
  • housework
  • gardening
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • canoeing
  • fishing
  • Aqua - Fit
  • volunteer activities
  • swimming
  • strength training
  • getting out to visit others
  • playing with grandchildren
  • running a trap line
  • golf

Benefits of Active Living

Benefits Increase as Physical Activity Increases

Benefits when starting out:

  • meet new people
  • feel more relaxed
  • sleep better
  • have more fun

Benefits from regular physical activity:

  • continued independent living
  • better physical and mental health
  • improved quality of life
  • more energy
  • move with fewer aches and pains
  • better posture and balance
  • improved self-esteem
  • weight maintenance
  • stronger muscles and bones
  • relaxation and reduced stress

Scientists have proved that being active reduces the risk of:

  • heart disease
  • falls and injuries
  • high blood pressure
  • adult-onset diabetes
  • osteoporosis
  • stroke
  • depression
  • colon cancer
  • premature death

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