Get Active Stay Healthy


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  • feel better
  • sleep better
  • more energy
  • think faster
  • handle stress better

Less diseases

  • heart disease
  • high blood pressure
  • diabetes
  • some cancers


Adults need 150 minutes of moderate to vigorous exercise a week!

Activity effort

  • light: walking, easy gardening
  • moderate*: biking, raking leaves
  • vigorous*: aerobics, jogging

Activity type

  • endurance : not out of breath after climbing stairs
  • flexibility : body can bend down
  • strength: strong body can carry a heavy bag


Outdoor activities

  • events in town
  • a hobby, a habit, a group

Indoor activities

  • ball games, play with toys
  • museum, library
  • learn music
  • walk in the mall


  • wash cars, windows
  • go to the park with children
  • walk to corner stores
  • scrub the kitchen floor


  • get off early and walk
  • use the stairs
  • walking meetings
  • coffee walks
  • discover different parks/playgrounds in your neighborhood

Try new activities

Ways to Get Active Resources

Resources – Free and Low Cost Recreation Activities in Calgary & Area

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Disclaimer: This material is not a substitute for the advice of a qualified health professional. This material is intended for general information only and is provided on an “as is”, “where is” basis. Although reasonable efforts were made to confirm the accuracy of the information, Alberta Health Services does not make any representation or warranty, express, implied or statutory, as to the accuracy, reliability, completeness, applicability or fitness for a particular purpose of such information. Alberta Health Services expressly disclaims all liability for the use of these materials, and for any claims, actions, demands or suits arising from such use. Last updated September 2022.