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Health & Safety Moment - Physical Activity

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Benefits of Physical Activity

WHO defines physical activity as any bodily movement produced by skeletal muscles that requires energy expenditure. Physical activity refers to all movement including during leisure time, for transport to get to and from places, or as part of a person’s work. Both moderate- and vigorous-intensity physical activity improve health.

Popular ways to be active include walking, cycling, wheeling, sports, active recreation and play, and can be done at any level of skill and for enjoyment by everybody.

According to the Centers for disease control and prevention (CDC) Regular physical activity is one of the most important things you can do for your health. Some benefits clan include:

·       Weight management

·       Brain health

·       Reduce risk of cardiovascular disease

·       Strengthening of bone and muscles

·       Improve your ability to do daily activities and prevent falls

·       Increase your chance of living longer

If you have questions, concerns or any occupational health & safety inquiries, please email ohsmohawk@mohawkcollege.ca