Physical Activity

In addition to healthy eating, physical activity is one of the most important things you can do to help manage your blood sugars, improve your overall health & have fun.

The Canadian Physical Activity Guidelines recommend that all individuals over the age of 18 years strive to accumulate a minimum of 150 minutes of physical activity per week (or 30 minutes on 5 days per week) in bouts of 10 minutes or more. Muscle & bone strengthening activities should be included on at least 2 days per week. You do not have to go to a gym to be more active.

Examples of good activities include:

  • Walking, jogging or running
  • Swimming
  • Bike riding
  • Gardening
  • Skating
  • Skiing
  • Hockey
  • Dance
  • Yoga
  • Weight lifting
  • Exercise band exercises
  • Bowling
  • Jumping rope
  • Going up & down the stairs repeatedly

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