Are you interested in…
- Participating in organized sports activities, physical fitness activities, and physical recreation activities
- Gaining more knowledge of healthy eating habits, traditional diets, and healthy weight management
- Reducing the use of commercial tobacco and developing a support system to encourage a smoke-free environment
- Developing leadership skills and positive community activities
The Healthy Living program is taking major strides to help community members to increase their physical activity levels and their cardiovascular health; increase their knowledge of nutrition, healthy eating practices, and weight management; and, enhance the leadership ability of our youth.
While the Healthy Living program will offer great benefits for the community as a whole, it will maintain four key target groups for special programming:
- Seniors and Disabled Adults
Introducing daily physical activity and sport participation as a healthy lifestyle development. Being an active child sets the stage for increased physical activity and self-esteem into adulthood.
Children aged 7-12 years can look forward to various sports and recreation activities that will strengthen the heart, help to achieve and maintain a healthy weight, and enhance healthy growth and development
Physical activity is important for healthy physical growth, development, healthy weight and maintenance. Increasing your physical activity by 30 minutes a day is a good way to start developing healthy physical activity habits to carry with you throughout life. Youth aged 12-17 years can discover their leadership potential and increase their physical activity levels.
A woman may fill various caregiving roles throughout her life: mother, daughter, sister, partner, friend, teacher, and more. Unfortunately, demanding work and or family schedules often prevent women from taking the time to care for their own well-being. Making the time to prepare healthy meals and engaging in regular physical activity is important.
Seniors and Disabled Adults
It is never too late to increase your physical activity level and improve your healthy lifestyle choices. In fact, active living is an important part of aging will and disability management.
Although the Healthy Living program offers targeted programs for children, youth, women, and seniors/disabled, the program will also be offering a wide range of activities that all the community can participate in; such as, sport, recreation, and physical fitness activities.
Community Programs include:
- Healthy Eating, Healthy Weight
- Smoke-free Living/Smoking Cessation