Active living for people with a disability is extremely important. Not only does it have health benefits, it reduces isolation, improves mental health, promotes social inclusion and reduces the chance of acquiring a secondary disabling condition. As the country moves slowly into recovery from the coronavirus, we thought we would reach out to you with some resources to help facilitate access and inclusion.
Statistics Canada has launched a survey on how COVID-19 is impacting Canadians with disabilities and those with long-term health conditions. The more people who answer the survey, the better the information will be. The survey is open until July 6th.
Are you finding staying at home due to social distancing exhausting? If so, you are not alone. There is definitely a burden we are each carrying day to day, and it can take its toll. How can we manage a physically active routine if we are emotionally overwhelmed?
How are you doing? As the weeks of the Covid-19 crisis stretch on, we are all starting to feel the burn. Lean in. It’s going to take a while for the built-up stress in all of us to loosen and relax. Last week we wrote about the importance of physical exercise. This week we bring a couple of amazing resources to you.
At the best of times, it’s hard for adults to achieve the recommended 150 minutes of moderate-to-vigorous physical activity per week, based on the Canadian Physical Activity Guidelines. Covid-19 is making it harder. And then there is the recommended 60 minutes of energetic play for kids per day... oy! So, what can you do to keep active?
Hi out there. Chances are good that you are at home reading this blog - self-isolating due to the COVID virus. For now, things are remarkably different from what they were even a few weeks ago. There is uncertainty in many aspects of our life. But what the science tells us, and what we all know in our heart, is that keeping active is really good for us – mentally, physically and spiritually. It’s a bit tricky in our home, but not impossible.