THE ROAD TO A HEALTHY LIFE
Benefits of Physical Activity
There are many barriers that inhibit people from developing their activity levels. We would like to combat those barriers by giving you resources, and the knowledge that is needed to work purposefully toward a healthy lifestyle. This page will show you the importance physical activity, and how it can greatly impact your life. Hopefully this will motivate you to keep up with those behaviors/choices that enhance your health!
top 10 Benefits
Top 5 Myths
1.Being physically active is too expensive. It takes equipment, special shoes and clothes…and sometimes you even have to pay to use sports facilities.
2.I'm very busy. Physical activity takes too much time!
3.Children by nature have so much energy. They hardly sit still. There's no need to spend time or energy teaching them about physical activity. They are already so active.
4.Physical activity is for people in the "prime of life". At my age, I don't need to be concerned with it…
5. Lifting will make me bulk up, and it will make me less flexible.
Sources: World Health Organization
Health Link BC