Exercise

Everyone needs exercise in their life. Youth are recommended to have 60 minutes of physical activity every single day. Maybe you are into sports, hunting, dancing, or walking. These are all good examples of activity. If you need some ideas, here are some directly from the Public Health Agency of Canada:

  • Walk, run or bike instead of getting a ride
  • Do something you enjoy – run, jump, swim, skateboard, snowboard, ski, skate, toboggan
  • Check out yoga, hip-hop, or aerobics classes
  • Try indoor rock climbing, play soccer, ride a bike
  • Take the dog for a walk
  • Dance to your favorite music
  • Rake the leaves, shovel snow, carry the groceries home
  • Join a team at your school
  • Choose activities you like or be creative and try something new
  • Set physical activity goals with your friends and family
  • Reduce screen time

Check out all the guidelines for activity for youth at:

http://www.phac-aspc.gc.ca/hp-ps/hl-mvs/pa-ap/06paap-eng.php

Sometimes it can be hard to motivate yourself to turn off the TV or laptop, and get up from the couch. If you are feeling tired or are in a sad or bad mood, this is a great time to get moving. Exercise actually affects our brain, by sending signals to your body that make you feel good. It can be easier to get out and walk or do other stuff when you have someone to go with, so why not ask a friend to go with you.