Friday, June 3, 2016

Healthy citizens make for a healthy Calgary

Let’s get moving YYC.  It’s National Health and Fitness Day this June 4, a cross-Canada initiative which encourages all Canadians to get active the first Saturday in June.

“We are very lucky in Calgary to have such a wide variety of recreation and fitness opportunities,” says Mayor Naheed Nenshi. “No matter your interest, there’s an opportunity for all Calgarians to celebrate National Health and Fitness Day.”

To help keep health and fitness top of mind, Mayor Nenshi proclaimed Saturday, June 4, as National Health and Fitness Day, here in Calgary.

Benefits of staying active

Adding just 30 minutes of activity per day can significantly improve your physical and mental health. Benefits can include cardiovascular health, weight management, strong bones and muscles, and reduced risk of chronic illness. Physical activity is an important part of a daily regimen for well-being and a great way to boost your energy.

Active Aging with Seniors Week activities

No matter your age or ability, we, along with our recreation partners, offer hundreds of registered, drop-in and other unstructured activities for you to get and stay active.

In fact, our commitment to Calgary’s older adults can be found in our Active Aging Strategy – which ensures there’s plenty of opportunities for Calgarians of all ages to remain physically, creatively and socially engaged.

Watch for more opportunities to get active during Seniors Week - next week June 6- 12. What are you waiting for?

Need inspiration to be more active?

The diversity of the opportunities is as varied as our facilities. Visit any one of our 12 pools, 13 athletic parks, eight golf courses, two leisure centres, art centres, mobile or permanent skateparks, and arenas (just to list a few), and show your commitment to health and fitness.

Need more ideas? Check out our summer fun list or #GetMovingYYC.

Submitted by Lisa Fleece, Calgary Recreation

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