Self-Assessment: Timed Up and Go

Active Aging Canada presents Your Active Aging Minute REWIND series. In one minute you can learn a new healthy living tip from our Active Aging Minute video series.  

The next in the series of our simple mobility self-assessments focuses on the ability to get up, walk and turn around.  The ability to stand up, move quickly, and change direction has a significant relationship to the ability to remain independent. Keep on moving to the best of your ability and use those leg muscles often.

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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Seniors COvid-19 Pandemic and Exercise (SCOPE) Trial

The study is seeking adults aged 65 years and older for a 12-week program to increase your levels of physical activity while at home.

Our goal is to assess whether exercising with other older adults as part of a socially connected (but physically distanced) exercise program, or a personal exercise program, will significantly improve the well-being and health of older adults (aged 65 years or older) currently living in Canada during the COVID-19 pandemic.


Active Aging at Home

There are so many resources available to help you stay active at home. Keeping physical distancing from others does not mean that you still cannot be active. It is so good for your mind, your body and your spirit. And these days it is so important to keep busy and stay active. If you need a few ideas to stay active, stay safe and keep your distance, please check out the links provided.

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Active Aging Canada is celebrating 20 years

Active Aging Canada is celebrating 20 years of promoting healthy active aging. Older adults have years of experience and wisdom. Take just a couple of minutes and listen to six seniors from the Active Adult Centre of Mississauga speak about the benefits of active aging and getting older.

Active Adult Centre of Mississauga

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Research Study: Survey on Accessibility in Canada

We are a research team from KITE, the research arm of Toronto Rehab-University Health Network. We want to learn about the main barriers to accessibility that individuals in Canada experience.

About one-time survey:

  • 20 to 27 questions
  • Three ways to take part: online, paper version (in 12 pt. or 16 pt. sized font) sent by mail, or telephone interview.
  • Participants can enter a draw for a $40 gift card. One card will be awarded to every 10 participants.

View PDF document with more info and link to access the survey

Did adults living in Canada make the grade?

The first-ever ParticipACTION Report Card on Physical Activity for Adults is here! It’s time to find out how Canadian adults and older adults are faring when it comes to living physically active lifestyles.

  • 52% of adults 18 to 79 years take at least 7,500 steps per day, which falls within the ‘physically active lifestyle’ category, with a grade of “C”.
  • But only 16% of adults 18 to 79 years achieve at least 150 minutes of weekly MVPA (moderate to vigorous physical activity) in bouts of 10 minutes or more, getting a grade of “F”
  • Combined together the average is a grade of “D” .

Find out more about how Canadian adults are doing

Link to Report Card

Better with Age. Move more today for a healthier tomorrow.

Be Active, Social and Healthy!

Mall Movers is available at Centerpoint Mall in Toronto. New classes starting October 2019. Register on site or on line. Stay active and keep on walking.. For more information and registration, visit Mall Walking page.

Active Aging Canada 2019 Annual Report

We are celebrating our 20th anniversary, thanks to you. We look forward to the year ahead of us and we extend our sincere thanks to staff, consultants, members and the public for your commitment and support of active healthy aging.

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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.

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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.

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STEPS (Specialized Training Exercise & Participation Services) is an innovative company owned by Sandra Sheffield-Young. Sandra is a Kinesiologist, Gerontologist and Certified Trainer who is recognized nationally as an expert in her field.

In 2018 STEPS is celebrating 20 years of exercise success, specializing in exercise programs appropriate for all adults with an emphasis on Senior Fitness.  

STEPS is committed to the prevention and maintenance of common medical conditions through exercise and education management.

Sandra Sheffield-Young
P: 905.906.6774
E: sandra@steps-co.ca
W: http://www.steps-co.ca

The Urban Poling Ultimate Guide to Nordic Walking

Interested in learning about Nordic walking or improving your Nordic walking skills? Urban Poling Inc., Canada's largest manufacturer and distributor of Nordic walking poles, has just published The Urban Poling Ultimate Guide to Nordic Walking. Get your digital or softcover copy here at the special launch price!

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. ‘Active Living and Arthritis’ is now available in seven languages. English, French, Italian, Spanish, Punjabi, Traditional and Simplified Chinese. Hard copies may be obtained free of charge or you may print a copy off this web site.

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