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Physical Activity for Adults

Why Be Active?

Physical activity plays an important role in physical health, well-being and quality of life as we age. Being active during this time in our lives can prevent many problems, as it helps build muscle and improves heart health, balance and coordination. There are also mental health benefits to being active, such as reducing stress, anxiety and depression. Also, it helps to improve sleep, and provides social time with others. These benefits are even greater when activity is outdoors in nature. Physical Activity in Pregnancy is also important for the health of mom and baby.

Activity, Screen Time and Sleep – How Much and Tips

It is recommended that;

Healthy Bodies, Healthy Minds

It is important for adults to have both a healthy body and a healthy mind as each is connected to the other. Ignoring either one could affect your physical and mental well-being. For tips have a look at our fact sheets;

Healthy Role Modeling

Adults not only benefit from being physically active for their own physical and mental well-being, but also as parent role models and community leader role models working with children and youth.

Need Help Getting Active?

It can be a challenge to be physically active. Many adults know they should be more active but just don’t know where to start.

Healthy Aging

Overall Healthy Aging. The evidence is clear. Older adults can live longer, healthier lives by being physically active, eating in a healthy way, staying socially connected, and taking steps to minimize the risks for falls.

Physical Activity plays an important role in your health, well-being and quality of life for all ages. Being active is one of the most important things you can do for your health. It can prevent many health problems and it also helps your muscles be stronger so you can keep doing your day-to-day activities without becoming dependent on others.

Healthy Body and Mind. All physical activity contributes to a healthy body and mind but being outdoors adds an important benefit. Being in nature contributes to calming the brain, increasing creativity, decreasing anger and aggression, and enhancing learning.

Getting Active. Here are some Tips to Get ActiveIf you are looking for opportunities to be active close to home, check out Movin’ Around the Tri-County.