Keep Yourself Healthy
Active living is an important part of keeping yourself healthy. Being
physically active can reduce your risk of heart disease and stroke.
Be Active tips
- Choose physical activities that you enjoy.
- Plan physical activity into your day.
- Be active every day.
- Get into the habit of adding physical activity into your day even
if it's only for a short time (10-15 minutes). Every minute makes a
- Start with 10 minutes of physical activity and slowly build to 60
minutes of activity every day.
Looking for more information?
online from Health Canada's Web site, or a print copy from Nutrition
and Active Living, Healthy Communities, Calgary Health Region by calling
Programs and Services in the Calgary Area
- Do some "Dear" Foot Training" with the Alex
Fitness through Walk and Talk - brown bag supper and guest speakers
on Health - 5:00 - 7:30 pm every Thursday. For more information call:
Louise Crane at The Alex Community Health Centre (403) 266 - 2622 ext
260 or visit www.thealex.ca
- Take a Walk
Enjoy Calgary's over 400km of pathways - explore different pathway
routes or find distances from The City of Calgary's Web
- Cycling Opportunities in the City
Check out information on various in town cycling opportunities from
The City of Calgary's Web
- Talk to your Health Professional
Talk to your family doctor or certified fitness professional and work
with them to assess your physical fitness and devleop a healthy fitness
Don't have a Family Doctor?
If you don't have a family doctor, call (403) 943-LINK (5465) or check
out the online
list of Doctors who are accepting new patients in the Calgary Health
- Find a Recreation / Leisure Centre
Check out the "yellow pages" or "blue pages" of
the phone book for local recreation centres or visit The City of Calgary's
- Calgary Parks & Recreation Programs
Visit the Calgary Recreation Web
site or call (403) 268-3888 for information on recreation programs
and facilities. Obtain a copy of the Calgary
Parks and Recreation Program Guide available across Calgary on newsstands
at: Safeway, Calgary Coop, Superstore, convenience stores, Calgary Public
Library locations and Calgary Parks & Recreation facilities.
- Low Cost / No Cost Recreation Opportunities in Calgary Area
Obtain a copy of Calgary's Best Deals. This brochure is published 3
times a year and available from the City
of Calgary, Fee Assistance Info Line at (403) 268-3888.
- University of Calgary Fitness Offerings
- YWCA's Fitness Classes
Find out more about classes offered at the YWCA's Fitness
on 5th (Downtown) facility
- Mall Walking
Join one of the Mall
Walking Programs running in Calgary
- Ride Your Bike
Obtain a copy of the Calgary
Pathway and Bicycle Route Map , available citywide for $2
- Outdoor Physical Activity Opportunities
Find out about programs and contacts for outdoor physical activity pursuits
through the Calgary
Area Outdoor Council
- Walk…for the Health of it! Trifold Displays Available
Two versions - one targeted to adults and the second to older adults.
Includes general information about how to get started, information about
10,000 steps and the benefits of walking. Contact Karen
Boyd, Calgary Health Region, at (403) 943-8124
Resources for Professionals
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