1.04 Combats osteoporosis
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.
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).
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.
Becoming an Outdoors-Woman (BOW) is a non-profit, educational program offering hands-on workshops to adult women. We encourage a supportive environment conducive to learning, making friends, and having fun. No experience is necessary and BOW is for women of all ages and fitness levels. More than 80 weekend-long workshops are held all across North America annually.
St. Paul MOVES! (Motivation, Opportunity, Variety, Enjoy, Success) is part of a larger project within the University of Alberta’s Centre for Health Promotion Studies called Community Health and the Built Environment (CHBE). The idea for St. Paul MOVES! emerged during a meeting with researchers and town representatives while attempting to determine the type of health intervention program that would be most beneficial to the Town of St. Paul, Alberta.
For many people forced to use a wheelchair, life is confined to paved roads that is why Mike Poulton started the Regina Handcycle Club and an initiative called the Wascana Trails handcycling project. “(Regina) really needed some organized sporting events for persons of disabilities to not only come together for physical reasons, but also for social reasons,” Poulton said.
The Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care announced the launch of Ontario’s first Osteoporosis Strategy. The goal of the strategy was to reduce fractures, morbidity, mortality and costs from osteoporosis through an integrated and comprehensive approach aimed at health promotion and disease management.
Clogging is a great aerobic activity both for the body and mind. No partner is needed. Some experience is needed. No special shoes needed. Come out and have fun! Anyone from 2 to 92 can do it. If you line dance you can clog. It is a mixture of step and tap dancing.Clogging is described as "total exercise," meeting the five criteria for a well-rounded exercise program,
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