Resources for the Public
The Heartland Prescription is a starting point. You will want to get more detailed information from the following links.
The important thing is to commit yourself to an active lifestyle. It is not difficult, if you are not active now, start. Sit less, move more, it all counts. Consult your doctor if you have any health issues or if you have been inactive.
The Canadian Physical Activity Guidelines
These guidelines are the recommended minimum amount of physical activity needed to promote well-being. They are grouped by age category. Canada’s guideline reflect a world-wide consensus.
This is a great Canadian site full of tips and, if you sign up, plenty of motivational reminders.
Heart & Stroke Foundation
One of our most valued partners, and a leader in the fight against heart disease and stroke, offers a very useful free ebook, "100 healthy things You can do in minutes". Just click on this link to download your copy.