Practicing healthy movement behaviours in the COVID-19 era

Every Step Counts! Help Celebrate World Physical Activity Day – April 6, 2020

Each year on April 6th , the World Health Organization celebrates World Physical Activity Day Agita Mundo: Move for Health.  Yet this year, Canadians are being asked to practice physical distancing to decrease the spread of COVID-19 in the community. Many Canadians now work from home, cancelling large meetings, and generally limiting their physical interactions with their colleagues, peers, and family.

These new restrictions may affect the physical and mental health of Canadians. Now more than ever is the time to adhere to healthy lifestyle behaviours, including a good night’s sleep, engaging in regular exercise, and moderating your sedentary time to maintain a healthy immune system and build a strong defence. Getting some time outdoors every day if you can, is also important to combat feelings of depression and anxiety that may come with self-isolation.

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