Here's a great resource for parents of young children: The Connect Play & Learn Every Day! Activity Booklet has 128 pages of fun activities for parents and young children. Produced by Our Kids Network Early Years Initiative. Download now for free:
Most of us know that being physically active is important for both our physical and mental health. This has never been more important then during this stressful and uncertain time. Staying active is definitely more challenging while socially and physically isolated from the people we enjoy being active with and the places where we enjoy our activity.
Our goal is to make Active Choices the Easy Choices for you. The Town of Halton Hills remains committed to supporting you and your family in your attempts to stay active . We will be providing regular updates on social media and here, on our Active Easy webpage, including links to tips, information and ideas to help you explore some new and different ways to stay active.
We encourage you to explore the opportunities…and who knows…maybe you’ll find something new and interesting!
Check out some of these resources for activities you can do at home:
NOTE: For almost everyone, the benefits of physical activity far outweigh any risks. For some individuals, specific advice from a health care provider is advisable. By accessing the videos, you are taking responsibility for ensuring their suitability for your personal fitness level and health status.
ParticipACTION App Download the ParticipACTION app for Apple or Andriod for custom indoor workout videos, tips to get active in your own backyard to a dedicated At-Home Activity content stream.
Low Intensity Exercises at the Kitchen Sink Part 1(8 min) Seven Activities from the Strategies and Actions for Independent Living (SAIL) Program developed by the British Columbia Injury Research and Prevention Unit and brought to you by the Chatham-Kent Falls Prevents Coalition.
Low Intensity Exercises at the Kitchen Sink Part 2(7 min) Seven Activities from the Strategies and Actions for Independent Living (SAIL) Program developed by the British Columbia Injury Research and Prevention Unit and brought to you by the Chatham-Kent Falls Prevents Coalition.
YMCA360 Variety of Classes and Intensities(various) The YMCA has (temporarily) made their ymca360 videos available to everyone (Thanks YMCA!). Many options available including Yoga, Bootcamp, T’ai Chi and Weightlifting classes.
Yoga Time! Kids Yoga and Nursery Rhymes(12 min) Easy, fun yoga designed specially for toddlers with songs, nursery rhymes and simple stories. Sing along and have fun! This video is one of numerous available from Cosmic Kids Yoga.
How to train for swimming at home:
How to train for swimming at home The Global Triathalon network has compiled a selection of exercises which will contribute to maintaining and strengthening your swimming muscles. These high intensity exercises are best suited for experienced swimmers.
The community of Halton Hills developed an Active Living Strategy to increase the physical activity levels of people who live, work and play in Halton Hills. The development of the strategy responds to the fact that Canadians generally do not meet the national daily physical activity guidelines and are not maximizing the resultant health benefits. The Strategy outlines 46 Recommended Actions over a five-year timeframe to improve the activity-friendliness in the Town of Halton Hills. A two-year implementation plan has been created to start the process and the initiative has been branded “Active Easy”.
Increase the quality and availability of new active opportunities by building capacity, developing partnerships and sharing best practices through the Active Easy Network.
Increase access to, and participation in, active living by providing a variety of opportunities that will allow individuals and families to engage in casual, no cost physical activity.
Promote and support existing campaigns that prompt residents to be more active.
Enhance engagement with families with children by providing active toys at local parks.
Enhance trail usage by providing activity features along trails.
Profile and celebrate residents being active.
Share successes with the community through local and social media.
Community at large: Individuals wishing to hear about
the activities of the Network and be selectively involved.
Correspondents: Organizations wishing to receive
regular updates about the activities of the Network.
Special Project Supporters: Individuals and
organizations wishing to support the delivery of
Alliance: Individuals and organization representatives
wishing to be involved at the coordinating committee
level through ongoing attendance at bi-monthly
meetings and a commitment to assisting with
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Active Living Coordinator
Town of Halton Hills 1 Halton Hills Drive Halton Hills ON L7G 5G2
Phone: 905-873-2600 ext. 2360