Sedentary lifestyles are on the rise. On average, Albertans sit almost 9 hours per day (2015 Alberta Survey on Physical Activity).
Together, with our community recreation partners we are challenging Calgarians to break the cycle and to move more.
Simple actions have big impact
Moving more doesn’t have to be a life changing commitment to ‘exercise’. In fact, making small, simple changes to your everyday routine can significantly improve your health. It’s as simple as taking the stairs instead of the escalator; cycling instead of driving; standing instead of sitting; or going for a walk instead of watching TV.
Join the movement
#GetMovingYYC is an awareness campaign aimed at turning the curve on sedentary behaviour by getting more Calgarians more active more often. Over the course of the next week, (Nov. 26-Dec.3) Calgarians are invited to participate in free events being hosted across the city.
Join the movement and the conversation. Use #GetMovingYYC on social media and show us how you move! For a schedule of free events and fun ideas on how to stay active visit calgary.ca/getmoving.