What is the goal of active living?
- To help sedentary individuals recognize the health benefits of daily active living.
- To encourage individuals to develop a lifestyle that includes safe regular physical activities as part of their daily routines.
Did you know that an active lifestyle is an essential component in the prevention and management of diabetes and of controlling body fatness?
Getting started is the hardest part. Setting a realistic goal of just getting out for 30 min per day at a comfortable level will add up to a huge improvements over time. The first step is to get the cobwebs out of your lungs and joints. Next, the trick is to keep them out. On those days where you don't feel like going to the gym or for a run, remember that a 30 min brisk walk can keep you on track!
Sign out a pedometer
You can still sign out a pedometer - call health promotion at 613-996-4351
What is the goal of "injury prevention"?
The goal is to enhance the operational readiness of CF personnel by reducing the incidence/severity of injuries. By monitoring our working environments and our physical training, we can implement strategies to improve safety and reduce injuries.
Did you know that after an extended period of inactivity, even if it is only a month, it takes longer for your muscles and joints to adapt to activity than your heart and lungs? This is why many individuals who begin an activity program without a slow progression end up getting injured. Another common problem is due to an imbalance in strength in opposing muscle groups and their associated flexibility or range of motion for those joint and muscles. Seek help from a trained professional to avoid these pitfalls.