Benefits of Active Living infographic

The Benefits of Active Living

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DID YOU KNOW?

The Public Health Agency of Canada recommends that adults 65 and older participate in at least 2.5 hours of moderate- to vigorous- intensity aerobic activity each week, along with strength training exercises twice a week.

WAYS TO GET MOVING

The key to regularly exercising is finding an activity you love! Here are some lowimpact suggestions:

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Weight lifting

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Gardening

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Walking

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Dancing

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Stretching

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Chair yoga

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Chair yoga

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Water aerobics

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THE BENEFITS OF
ACTIVE LIVING

Regular physical activity can help you support your mobility, maintain a healthy weight, manage stress and sleep better. It can also ward off a variety of diseases and illnesses.

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    25 minutes of exercise three days a week can boost muscle mass.
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    Regular moderate to intense exercise can slow brain aging by 10 years.
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    Heart disease, diabetes, arthritis and high blood pressure can all be prevented and managed through frequent exercise.

WHAT EATING RIGHT LOOKS LIKE

Exercise is only one half of the equation – to stay healthy, it’s also important to eat right. While you may require less calories per day as you age, you still need your daily value of nutrients. Follow this guide when preparing your plate:

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Unsaturated fats like olive or canola oil are also an important part of your diet, as they can lower cholesterol levels and help prevent heart disease. Try to include 2-3 tablespoons into your daily menu for maximum results!


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