Did you know that active transportation such as cycling, walking or taking public transit can significantly contribute to an active lifestyle?
Active transportation, in addition to giving us an opportunity to be physically active on a regular basis, also reduces road congestion and contributes to reducing greenhouse gas emissions.
Here are some tips to make the best use of what your community has to offer:
- Think twice about using your car for every trip. Could you walk or use your bike instead?
- Dust off your bicycle. Cycle to work when the weather permits.
- Trade in your dress shoes for running shoes. Strap on a backpack and walk all, or part of the way to work or school.
- Instead of driving your kids to the park, walk or make it a family outing on your bikes.
Physical activity plays an important role in your health, well-being and quality of life.
Click here for more tips on active transportation.
Also check out the tips below to be active at all ages:
- Physical Activity Tips for Children (5-11 years)
- Physical Activity Tips for Youth (12-17 years)
- Physical Activity Tips for Adults (18-64 years)
- Physical activity tips for older adults (65 years and older)
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