Contemplator QA Post Category: Physical Activity

Where can I get help?

Talk with your health care provider if you have concerns about increasing your physical activity level. Visit Healthy Parents, Healthy Children to learn more about physical activity during pregnancy.

I know I need to do more physical activity—how can I get started?

Try to start small, so you don’t do too much too soon. Start with a small amount of time, say 10 minutes, and build on that. Slowly increase the time until you’re physically active on a regular basis.  Regular physical activity now also sets you up to enjoy activity together as your family grows. Think […]

Can physical activity affect my fertility?

The amount of physical activity that’s recommended for health benefits doesn’t affect your fertility. In rare cases people who overtrain may stop menstruating. Overtraining can be described as participation in physical activity that lasts for too long, is too intense and is done too often. Participating in this level of physical activity can affect your […]

Do I have to go to the gym to be physically active?

The gym can be great for some people, but it isn’t for everyone. There are many ways to be physically active every day to improve your health and well being. Here are some things you can do to be physically active every day: gardening or yard work taking a walk around your neighbourhood cycling to […]

Why is physical activity important? How much is enough?

Physical activity has many benefits. It: improves your strength gives you more energy helps you cope with stress improves your mood helps you sleep can help you reach or maintain a healthy weight Following the Canadian 24-Hour Movement Guidelines for Adults is the best way to get the benefits of physical activity.   The guidelines for […]