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Physical activity and chronic disease

Did you know that regular physical activity is a well-established protective factor in the prevention and treatment of a number of chronic diseases? Getting active can keep you healthier, independent, and help manage your health and symptoms.

Speak to your health care provider prior to beginning a new physical activity routine, especially if you have not been previously active. Listen and respect your body’s cues:

  • If you are feeling exhausted or experiencing pain, slow down or stop what you’re doing
  • Start small, increase gradually, and take breaks often
Arthritis
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Asthma
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Cancer
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Chronic conditions
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Chronic pain
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Dementia
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Diabetes
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Mental health
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Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
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Parkinson's
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Spinal cord injury (SCI)
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Stroke
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Additional resources
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Northern Health resources
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