1.03 Reduces heart disease & stroke

The Clare Recreation Department offers a monthly calendar of physical activities for youth, such as swimming and skating. Activities take place on Mondays from 3:15 - 4:15 p.m. A leader is hired one day per week in each elementary school to offer physical activity programming for students in grades 4 to 6 from 2:15 to 5:00 p.m.

BIXI Montreal is a great example of how to make  urban cycling a more practical and attractive transportation option. BIXI makes it convenient for commuters to cycle rather than drive, especially for frequent, short trips. It is a turn-key service that is inexpensive and replicable across many countries and cultures. In addition, by making cycling more chic and attractive.

ActNow BC is a cross-government health promotion initiative that seeks to improve the health of British Columbians by taking steps to address common risk factors and reduce chronic disease. Research has shown that inactivity, poor nutrition, overweight and obesity, tobacco use and unhealthy choices in pregnancy are the key risk factors contributing to the main chronic disease categories in B.C.

ActNow BC’s goals by 2010 are to:

Raise the Bar is a generational campaign beginning in north-central Calgary designed to increase physical activity levels among children, youth and families by helping people achieve their personal best while promoting positive transformation, personal challenge, teamwork and advocacy.

Stepping Up is a physical activity strategy for the Halifax region.Stepping Up is a partnership and collaborative initiative that works with organizations to make physical activity the easy choice for our residents. Stepping Up currently works with many stakeholders to create networks, share ideas and resources, and help plan opportunities to make physical activity more accessible.

Saskatoon Health Region and SPRA are excited to launch a Provincial Forever…in motion strategy that will provide and promote safe physical activity opportunities for older adults living in Saskatchewan. This collaborative strategy focuses primarily on individuals living in seniors’ congregate housing and condominiums or those that attend churches, day programs and community programs to reach and improve health through physical activity for the older adult population.

“On the Right Path” is a fun and motivational walking program where participants will virtually walk the historic Overland Trail from Whitehorse to Dawson City-526 kms. This program is an easy way to keep track of your distance and is designed to get you in the habit of walking. With the hopes that by the time you ‘virtually’ reach Dawson, you’ll keep on walking- or find another activity that you enjoy.

The Government of Newfoundland and Labrador is continuing its commitment to improve the health and wellness of the people of the province.

This program is the Government of Québec Government Action Plan to promote healthy lifestyles and prevent weight-related problems 2006-2012, Investing for the Future (PAG).

Common Goal:
Improve the quality of life of Quebecers by making available some-events that promote the adoption of healthy lifestyles, including a lifestyle physically active and healthy eating.

Let’s Move! is a comprehensive initiative, launched by the First Lady, Michelle Obama, dedicated to solving the problem of obesity within a generation, so that children born today will grow up healthier and able to pursue their dreams. Sure, this is an ambitious goal. But with your help, we can do it.