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Physical activity general information

Physical activity health benefits infographic
Health benefits of physical activity for adults infographic (PDF)

Regular physical activity can help prevent and/or manage many chronic diseases including heart disease and stroke, type 2 diabetes, osteoporosis, and several cancers. Getting active helps build connections with others and the community, improving quality of life by adding life to our years. Regular physical activity supports:

  • Improved mental health and well-being
  • Management of symptoms of depression and anxiety

Benefits of physical activity

How do I increase my physical activity?


National initiatives