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Physical activity plays an important role in the health, well-being and quality of life of Canadians. People who are physically active live longer, healthier lives. Active people are more productive, and more likely to avoid illness and injury.
Physical activity reduces the risk of:
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Physical inactivity costs Canadian taxpayers approximately $6.8 billion a year, or 3.7 percent of health care costs, per year. Getting moving and active is associated with as much as a 30% reduction in all causes of mortality rates.
Physical activity is any muscle movement that uses energy. There are 2 main ways to be physically active; one is active living and the other is exercise:
There are 3 types of activities:
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