Physical Activity


Naturally Active Lives Here

Physical Activity Guidelines 


RunningBJune2014“Avoid Sitting for Any Length of Time” – Aron Ashton, Physical Activity Health Educator, Public Health Services, NS Health Authority – Eastern Zone

Physical Activity – What To Do & How To Measure It:


Steps Conversion Chart


Physical Activity Challenge

Physical Activity Coordinators Vince Forrestall, Naturally Active Victoria County & Wally Bernard, Waycobah at North River Falls Trail (Sept. 2014) encourages you to reach the minimum daily requirements of physical activity: 60 minutes children & youth; 30 minutes adults & seniors.


”NO EXCUSES: Believe in Yourself. Believe in the Possibilities. There are No Guarantees. Be the Best that You Can Be! Do Not Give Up” – Heather Moyse, 2 Time Gold Medalist (“Celebration” of Naturally Active Victoria County Oct 20 & 21, 2014:@HeatherMoyse)

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Influencing Population Physical Activity in Canada

Shifting population levels of physical activity requires a thoughtful approach.  See the attachment for a great infographic that provides a snapshot of factors that influence physical activity, evidence based approaches and innovative approaches:

PARC PA Evidence Infographic JAN2015

23 and 1/2 hours: What is the single best thing we can do for our health?

Let’s Make Our Day Harder!

Saving Brains, A Grand Challenge

The Single Most Important Thing You Can Do For Your Stress


Physical Activity & Sedentary Behavior Canadian Guidelines



April 7-11, 2014

We encourage our residents and visitors to adhere to the following guidelines leading to help achieve an active and healthy lifestyle
Physical Activity GuidelinesInfoSheets-youth-Ages12-17
Physical Activity Guidelines Info Sheets-Adults-Ages 18-64


Active for Life


Need a good reason to be active? ParticipAction Active Living Ambassador, Catherine Cameron, has put together 52 of them — that’s one for each week (From 2014)!

Are you and your family active enough? Find out!

How Active Are You in the Winter?

Immigrants and Physical Activity

Fitting it in :  How being new to Canada influences physical activity.

This Canadian research explores the experience of new Canadians and influences on their physical activity. Factors such as family, social relationships, cost and climate influence their activity levels. Recommendations to better meet the needs of immigrants are included.  Read more here


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