May 25,

Making Active Lifestyle Choices

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Making Active Lifestyle Choices

Tips to get active

  • Choose a variety of physical activities you enjoy. Try different activities until you find the ones that feel right for you.
  • Get into a routine— go for a brisk walk during your lunch break, join a walking or jogging group, do some planned exercise by scheduling time for the gym. Make it social by getting friends, family or coworkers to join you.
  • Move yourself— use active transportation to get places. Whenever you can, walk, bike, or run instead of taking the car.
  • Spread your sessions of moderate to vigorous aerobic activity throughout the week. Do at least 10 minutes of physical activity at a time.
  • Join a team— take part in sports and recreation activities in groups. You’ll make new friends and get active at the same time.
  • Limit the time you spend watching TVor sitting in front of a computer during leisure time.


Check out our local Workplace Shifting Gears Challenge happening every May to promote using active and efficient modes of transportation to get to and from work



Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC),

Last modified on Jan 28, 2015