Active living is a way of life where being physically active is part of day-to-day activities. It means walking or biking to work, school, or the store, taking the stairs, playing in a park, or going to a recreation facility to exercise. Daily physical activity is important for people of all ages, and can help prevent obesity and improve health.
Public Health works with communities to make improvement to encourage walking and biking and other forms of physical activity through:
- Promoting community design and development that supports physical activity; and
- Facilitating access to safe, accessible, and affordable places for physical activity.