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THE PULSE 2011

READY TO MAKE A HEALTHY CHANGE? Start with The Pulse; a ďŹ rst edition feature that welcomes you into the world of healthy living.


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HEALTHY BALANCE 14

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DISCOVER THE ABBOTSFORD EIGHT Look for the Discovery boxes to learn more about Abbotsford’s top 8 outdoor gems!

BREAKTHROUGH TREATMENT FOR DRY EYE DISEASE Valley Laser Eye Centre is first in Western Canada to offer treatment

Valley Laser Eye Centre, a leading laser centre in North America, is the first eye care centre in western Canada to offer a new treatment for patients who suffer from Evaporative Dry Eye disease. This disease stems from a deficiency in the oily lipid layer of the eye’s natural tear film. Valley Laser Eye Centre now offers a new, advanced in-office treatment, TearScience’s LipiFlow®, that facilitates the release of lipids from blocked Meibomian glands, allowing natural flow of lipids needed for a healthy tear film. Dry eye disease affects more than 100 million people worldwide, of which 65 percent suffer from Evaporative Dry Eye. Common symptoms of dry eye include dryness, grittiness, soreness, irritation, burning and eye fatigue. These symptoms can hinder the performance of daily activities such as reading, using a computer, wearing contact lenses and being outdoors on windy days. Many dry eye patients experience their symptoms worsening throughout the day. “Dry eye disease is one of the most common topics patients want to discuss when visiting eye care professionals,” said Dr. John Blaylock, owner and medical director at Valley Laser Eye Centre. “We are very pleased to introduce this new innovative treatment to help our dry eye patients. After four weeks of the LipiFlow® treatment, 79% of patients reported improvement in dry eye symptoms.”

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The City of Abbotsford is dedicated to helping residents make healthy local food choices, incorporate physical activity into their daily routines and live tobacco free. I have lived and taught these principles all my life and am surprised that our society continues to fall behind in healthy living. I ask all of you to commit to implementing a plan of action for yourself and your family to live by the healthy guidelines of good nutrition, daily physical activity and no smoking. As a parent, grandparent and Mayor I know the greatest impact that I can have is setting a good example. By living by these guidelines all my life I am happy to say that all of my family is engaged in healthy living. I would be thrilled if my daily healthy actions could have the same impact on the City. Abbotsford is fortunate to have all the ingredients for health, including climate, trails, facilities and programs. I challenge all of you to meet the 5-2-1-0 challenge: • Enjoy 5 or more vegetables and fruits every day. • Reduce your screen time on the TV and computer to less than 2 hours per day of your leisure time. • Engage in moderate physical activity for at least 1 hour per day. • Choose to eat healthy and eliminate sugar sweetened drinks for your children. • Don’t smoke. Abbotsford, let’s make it healthy! Take charge of your health and eat well, be active and live tobacco free. Visit healthyabbotsford.ca

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NO ONE CAN MAKE YOU FEEL INFERIOR WITHOUT YOUR PERMISSION. - ELEANOR ROOSEVELT

DON’T COUNT OUT THE CALORIES: Are you getting enough calories? If you are trying to lose weight and are not eating enough calories your body can go into starvationmode where your metabolism slows down and weight loss becomes much harder.

RESOURCES My Healthy Weight Action Plan: Free 12-week, online weight loss program from the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada. This program is developed by experts and customized for you. Go to heartandstroke.bc.ca and click on “Achieve a Healthy Weight”. >>heartandstroke.bc.ca Healthy Families BC: This site includes videos and articles on healthy eating, healthy communities and healthy lifestyles. >>healthyfamiliesbc.ca Dietitians of Canada: Access a program called EaTracker which allows you to track your food and activity choices and analyze your favourite recipes. >>dietitians.ca ■

YOUR Healthy Weight Healthy comes in many forms, so it is important to listen to your body and know what is healthy for you. To truly be healthy you want to strive for a body weight where you feel good and have plenty of energy to take on the day. Remember that while achieving a healthy weight is important, making healthy lifestyle changes has tremendous health benefits even before you notice changes on the scale. Here are some healthy tips to help you feel good, get healthy and achieve YOUR healthy weight. Eat your carbohydrates: These are essential for optimal health. The trick is to choose whole grains (barley, brown rice, whole grain bread etc.) and limit the white carbohydrates (white bread, white pasta etc.).

Eat Slowly: It takes about 20 minutes for your brain to register that you are full. If you eat too quickly it is easy to overeat and not know it until it is too late. Start with Fruits and Vegetables: Have lots of these on your plate and eat them first. Not only will you get lots of nutritional value from them but it will also help to fill you up. Eat Real Food: Limit how much processed food you are eating. Processed foods are typically high in calories, salt and chemicals and low in nutritional value.

share your appetizer or dessert instead of having it all to yourself or take half of your meal home for the next day. Move Lots: Take every opportunity to get up and move. Take walks at lunch, do some yard work, park further from the store, take the stairs or play with your kids. To gauge the amount you walk around each day try using a pedometer to count your daily steps. For health benefits work up to 10,000 steps each day. Sign-up for free at 10000steps.org.au to track your steps online and get motivated! ■

Eat Less: Start using a smaller plate when at home, you will eat less. If you are at a restaurant

THE ABBOTSFORD 8: CLEARBROOK PARK Downes Bowl is an urban hiking experience for trail runners and hikers alike! The rugged trail conditions and challenging grades make this a perfect system for outdoor workout enthusiasts. The bowl shape of the terrain creates a natural wetland at the bottom where a wooden boardwalk is perfect for observing nature in a serene setting. Hikers without a keen sense of direction are advised to take a map and compass or GPS unit. The trail network in Downes Bowl is extensive and navigating it can be a challenge.

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KIDDIN’ AROUND I GO TO SCHOOL THE YOUTH TO LEARN THE FUTURE. - ROBERT FROST

POWER DOWN: No more than 2 hours of screen-time per day. Power up family games, outings & activities. • Enjoy quality family time during meals by turning the TV off and turning the focus on each other. • Keep a selection of board games, books and puzzles on hand as an alternative to TV on rainy days.

RESOURCES The SCOPE Project: Dedicated to providing helpful tips and advice to Live 5-2-1-0 and raise healthy kids. >>scopebc.ca The Best Chance: Filled with up-to-date and practical information, useful tools and resources for women, expectant parents, and families with babies and toddlers up to 3 years of age. >>bestchance.gov.bc.ca Better Together BC: Providing you with the tools you need to involve the whole family in meal planning, grocery shopping, cooking, eating and cleaning. >>bettertogetherbc.ca Childhood Obesity Foundation: Providing information on how to prevent childhood obesity to families, preschools, daycares, schools, communities and government. >>childhoodobesityfoundation.ca ■

Healthy Kids Live 5-2-1-0 Every child has a unique pattern of growth which can be influenced by healthy habits. Leading a healthy family lifestyle will give your child a great start in life and reduce their risk of conditions such as type 2 diabetes and high blood pressure. Encouraging your family to Live 5-2-1-0 is a great way to ensure your child grows up happy and healthy!

Power Down: No more that 2 hours of screen-time each day. (TV, videos games, computer) Children who spend more time in front of a TV or computer spend less time being active and social. Always put limits on screen-time in your home and keep TVs out of children’s bedrooms. Find fun activities to replace screen-time.

Enjoy: 5+ vegetables and fruits every day By the age of 4, children require at least 5 servings of vegetables and fruits every day. To help your child develop healthy tastebuds, introduce new types, colours and textures of vegetables and fruits. What’s one serving? Try a whole piece of fruit, a half cup of fresh or frozen vegetables or a quarter cup of dried fruit.

Play actively: At least 1 hour each day Play is an important way children learn both physical and social skills. Physical activity helps children develop a good level of fitness, improves their performance in school, and increases self-esteem. To get your kids moving, try active family outings and provide space and time for active play.

THE ABBOTSFORD 8: FISHTRAP CREEK PARK Fishtrap Creek was originally built as a large stormwater management facility to minimize the downstream flooding caused by urbanization. The Park includes a paved loop that wanders through creeks, wetlands, peninsulas and islands. Extensive native plantings were designed to reflect local conditions and to enhance habitat for fish and wildlife, including the endangered fish species the Nooksack Dace. Section 1 of the Discovery Trail (see Discovery Trail) runs through the east side of Fishtrap Creek Park.

Choose healthy: ZERO sugar-sweetened drinks Sugar sweetened drinks, such as pop and energy drinks, are not required for healthy growth and development in children. Instead, offer your child water and milk. Got picky drinkers? Try slices of lemon or cucumber to add a refreshing taste to water. While 100% fruit juice contains nutrients such as Vitamin C it is still high in sugar and should only be an occasional treat (1/2 cup). Choose whole fruit over juice. Live 5-2-1-0 is the mantra of the SCOPE project, an active partner of Healthy Abbotsford. For more information and tips to Live 5-2-1-0 visit scopebc.ca ■

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• Encourage your children to eat breakfast every day, as it provides fuel for the brain to learn and helps them maintain a healthy weight. • Keep nutritious foods, like cut-up vegetables and fruit, cheese sticks, yogurt and butter-free popcorn on hand to make healthy snacking easy. • Encourage your children to choose milk or water at meals instead of sugary drinks or energy drinks. • Get children active through sports, or go for nightly family walks or bike rides. • Develop good hand-washing habits, as frequentt hand-washing reduces the spread of cold and flu viruses.

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SHOP HEALTHY THE WISE MAN SHOULD CONSIDER THAT HEALTH IS THE GREATEST OF HUMAN BLESSINGS. LET FOOD BE YOUR MEDICINE. - HIPPOCRATES

LET’S GET PREPARED: Sometimes you need meals fast. Next time you are making soup, pasta or other dishes that freeze well make a double batch and freeze the extra in single serving containers. A healthy meal is just minutes away!

RESOURCES Dietitian Services with Healthlink BC: Free nutrition advice from Registered Dietitians over the phone or by email. Call 8-1-1 or visit: >>healthlinkbc.ca/dietitian Dietitians of Canada: The “Your Health” section of the Dietictians of Canada website provides a variety of trusted healthy eating facts and interactive tools. >>dieticians.ca Canada’s Food Guide: Developed by nutritional experts and supported by years of research, Canada’s Food Guide is your trusted source for healthy eating information. Get your copy of the guide at: >>hc-sc.gc.ca ■

Time to Make the Swap Healthy eating starts by making smart choices at the grocery store. To ensure your family gets healthy and nutritious snacks, The Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada’s website has some great advice on swapping out unhealthy snacks with healthy ones. Here are a few of their suggestions. The Chip Swap: Replace the chips by munching on plain popcorn – no butter or salt added. Or eat mini plain rice cakes that are made with whole grains. If you do bring chips into the pantry, pour a serving size into a container, don’t eat straight from the bag. The Cookie Swap: Try making your own with whole grain flours or adding other heart-healthy ingredients such as bran and flax seed.

Most store-bought cookies contain a lot of fat, mostly the unhealthy saturated and trans fat kinds. If you do buy cookies, look for whole-grain varieties that are free of trans fat. Even better, bake a double batch, divide into individual portions and freeze. The Chocolate Swap: Instead of eating a chocolate bar to satisfy your chocolate craving, try melting some dark chocolate and drizzling it over a bowl full of fresh berries. Another great snack idea is to make your own trail mix with a handful of dark chocolate chips, whole-grain cereal pieces and some unsalted nuts and seeds.

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This trail was once the narrow gauge railroad that serviced the clay factory in Clayburn and Kilgard and is now a wooded forest walking trail above the north bank of Clayburn Creek. Lined with huge big - leaf maples and western red cedars clad in mosses and lichens, this trail is a haven for many native bird species such as black-capped chickadees, golden-crowned kinglets and pileated woodpeckers. Amenities:Trails, benches, beach and swimming area. ■

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IT’S YOUR TIME TO QUIT: 15 years after quitting smoking the risk of dying from a heart attack is the same as a person who has never smoked. The risk of stroke is the same as a non-smoker after only 5 years.

RESOURCES Healthy Families BC: Healthy Communities - In the coming months you’ll find great resources on healthy living in your community, in your school and at work. >>healthyfamiliesbc.ca Canadian Dental Association: Learn how oral health is an important part of your overall health. >>cda-adc.ca QuitNow: Get free help to develop a quit smoking plan and to deal with cravings and tricky situations. Call 1-877-455-2233 or visit: >>quitnow.ca ■

Pregnancy & Oral Health One of the keys to a healthy body is healthy teeth and gums. While many of us are concerned about how our teeth look, we often don’t consider the importance of good oral hygiene on our overall health. Pregnancy is an especially important time to make oral health a top priority as changes in your hormones can elevate the risk of developing periodontal (gum and bone) disease. Periodontal disease can affect the health of your growing baby, such as increasing the risk of pre-term delivery or low birth weight. Here are some recommendations from the Public Health Agency of Canada on pregnancy and oral health.

teeth and bones in your unborn child. Before and during pregnancy take a daily multivitamin and ensure you eat foods which contain enough calcium and vitamins A, C and D. Foods high in protein and phosphorous are also important.

Eat healthy: A healthy balanced diet is important for your oral health as it helps build strong

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Regular dental checkups and cleanings: Seeing your dentist regularly helps to detect and prevent dental problems. Make sure to schedule a dental checkup in your first trimester to get your teeth cleaned and assessed for any issues. Additional dental work is best scheduled in between the fourth and sixth month of pregnancy.

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HEALTHY BALANCE TAKE REST; A FIELD THAT HAS RESTED GIVES A BOUNTIFUL CROP. - OVID

TAKE TIME FOR YOURSELF: • Read a book, listen to music, go for a walk. • Go to the library, swimming pool or community centre. • Host a potluck dinner – less work and less cost. • Visit with a friend or family member. • Do things that relax you more often. >>Learn more at cmha.ca

RESOURCES Canadian Mental Health Association: Find resources on mental and emotional wellness, work-life balance and how to manage stress >>cmha.ca CARES Counselling and Restoration Services: A non-profit organization in Abbotsford that offers professional counselling services at affordable rates. >>cares.ca BC Mental Health and Addiction Services: Provides a diverse range of mental health services to people across BC. >>bcmhas.ca Health Link BC: Click on “Health Topics” and then on “Interactive Tools”. There are a variety of free Lifestyle Check-up tools that you can use to assess different aspects of your life. >>healthlinkbc.ca ■

Learn the Art of Relaxation and Breathing It is well known that when under high stress people tend to take shorter breaths, keeping the carbon monoxide in and the oxygen out. This is what keeps stress and anxiety in play. Deep breathing and relaxation exercises help to change this imbalance, in turn, making you more relaxed. To begin with, find a quiet place where you won’t be disturbed for ten minutes or so. Sit or lie down in a comfortable position. Place your hand upon your abdomen allowing it to move in and out with your breathing. Begin to inhale (deeply) through your nose and exhale through your mouth - “Smell the roses and blow out the candles”. To help you

relax, visualize a calm peaceful place or try listening to some soft quiet music. Take time to notice where there is tension in your body and allow that tension to soften. While breathing, a good measuring tool is to inhale to the count of 4, hold to the count of 2, and exhale to the count of 5 using the one “one-thousand, two one-thousand” counting pace. Each week add a second or two to your count until you are at a breathing pace that brings down your stress level in a reasonable time frame. Start with 5 minutes per day and work up to 10-15 minutes twice per day, first thing in the morning to help start your

THE ABBOTSFORD 8: BATEMAN PARK Hikers can crisscross Stoney Creek on a series of pedestrian bridges that provide great fall viewing opportunities for the west coast salmon migration. Birds of prey such as barred owls, red-tailed hawks and coopers hawks thrive in this forest on the fringes of farmland. The designated off-leash dog areas are shown in shaded yellow and yellow dashed lines. Please ensure that dogs are kept under control and please take care to not disturb the sensitive fish and wildlife habitats. This trail is also home to one of the largest douglas fir trees in Abbotsford.

day and the last thing at night to help let go of your day. By practising your breathing and relaxation techniques every day you will develop a great skill to destressing your life. Contributor: Don Huston is the Executive Director of Cares Counselling & Restoration Services, a not-for-profit counselling centre situated in the heart of Abbotsford. For more keys to de-stressing your life and/or to find out more about the services Cares has to offer please go to cares.ca ■

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A HEALTHY HOME OUR HOUSE IS CLEAN ENOUGH TO BE HEALTHY, AND DIRTY ENOUGH TO BE HAPPY. - UNKNOWN AUTHOR

CLEANING FROM SCRATCH: Learning to clean from scratch making homemade recipes - can work if you take time to understand a bit about the chemistry behind how the materials work. Here are the five ingredients that are found to be the safest, most effective, and useful for cleaning: • Baking Soda • Washing Soda • White Vinegar & Lemon Juice • Liquid Soaps & Detergents • Mold Killers & Disinfectants >>Learn more at care2.com

RESOURCES Indoor Air Quality: Ensure your home’s air is healthy. Visit the Canadian Mortgage and Housing Corporation website for all the facts on indoor air quality such as carbon monoxide, lead, radon and allergens. Visit www.cmhc-schl.gc.ca and click on “Maintaining your Home” then on “Your Home and Your Health”. >>wcmhc-schl.gc.ca Safe Kids Canada: Make sure your home is safe for your kids. Visit www.safekidscanada.ca and click on “Home Safety” to find helpful information on how to prevent accidents in your home such as falls, drowning, and poisoning. >>safekidscanada.ca ■

Protecting your Family While your home is usually considered your “Safe Place”, many hazards can exist that you may be unaware of. Educating yourself and taking a few precautions will ensure your family is safe and healthy. Here are a couple examples of hazards that can exist in your home. Carbon Monoxide What makes Carbon Monoxide (CO) so dangerous is that you can’t see, taste or smell it, and you won’t know it’s there until it’s too late. When inhaled, CO will build up in your blood and deplete the ability of your blood to carry oxygen. CO is produced as a by-product of burning fossil fuels, so equipment in your home that uses fuels such as natural gas, propane and oil, need to be installed properly and maintained in good working. • Have qualified technicians inspect

and clean fuel burning appliances yearly such as furnaces, fireplaces, stoves and chimneys. • Never use propane or natural gas stoves to heat your home. • Never run a vehicle in a closed garage. • Never operate a barbecue anywhere indoors. • Regularly clean the clothes dryer duct work and outside vent cover and clean out any blockages. • Install a CO detector in your home to protect your family. Cleaning and Household Chemicals Chemicals released from common household cleaning products can be harmful to your health. Here are some tips to keep a clean and healthy home. • Choose products which are unscented and less toxic, such as unscented deter-

THE ABBOTSFORD 8: MILL LAKE PARK Mill Lake is a perfect family destination offering everything from quiet picnic areas to an impressive spray park and playground for children. Mill Lake is a popular spot for walkers, joggers and fishers. The trail winds around a lake hidden in the middle of the City’s urban core. The lake is home to a variety of waterfowl including ducks, mergansers, and geese and a pair of bald eagles which make this area their home. Lots of lakeside benches and the floating boardwalk make this trail a peaceful place to exercise and rejuvenate.

gents and baking soda instead of bleach and ammonia-based cleaners. • Keep your air smelling fresh by remov ing garbage and compost daily to avoid the use of deodorizers. • Choose unscented biodegradable detergents. • Fabric softeners are not necessary and will leave chemical odours on your fabrics. • Never use mothballs as they release poisonous gases into the air. • Never use aerosol sprays of any kind inside the house. • Educate yourself about hazardous ingredients in products before using them. Learn more about these and other hazards in your home visit the Canadian Mortgage and Housing Corporation website at cmhc-schl.gc.ca ■

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+ SAFETY FIRST FOR SAFETY IS NOT A GADGET BUT A STATE OF MIND. - ELEANOR EVERET

HANDLING EMERGENCIES Using Emergency Scene Management (ESM): 1. Take charge 2. Call out for help 3. Assess hazards and make the area safe. 4. Find out what happened 5. Identify yourself and offer help 6. If head or spinal injuries are suspected, support the head and neck. 7. Assess responsiveness 8. Send or go for medical help and AED (Automated External Defibrillator) Note: Protect yourself and others by wearing non-latex gloves when giving first aid. Use a shield or face mask with a one-way valve when giving CPR.

St. John Ambulance Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (Adult CPR): Check breathing, if the casualty is not breathing begin CPR. 1. Make sure patient is on a firm flat surface. 2. Place hands on centre of chest. 3. Position shoulders directly over hands and keep elbows locked. 4. Compress 30 times. Push hard and fast. 5. Pinch nose and make a tight seal over the mouth. 6. Give 2 breaths. 7. Continue cycles of 30 compressions and 2 breaths until help arrives or an AED is available.

First Aid for Emergencies Choking (Adult): If a choking person can speak, breathe or cough - stand by and encourage coughing. If a conscious person cannot speak, breathe or cough: 1. Support the patient’s upper body and help them lean forward. 2. Give up to 5 sharp blows between the shoulder blades using the heel of your hand. 3. If the obstruction is not cleared, stand behind the patient. 4. Place your fist midline just above the belly button. 5. Grasp fist with other hand and press inward and upward forcefully 5 times. 6. Continue back blows and abdominal thrusts until object is expelled or person becomes unconscious. If the person becomes unconscious ease him or her to the ground and send for medical help:

POSITION YOUR HANDS IN THE CENTRE OF THE CHEST

1. Begin compressions immediately. 2. After the first 30 compressions, check the mouth. 3. Remove foreign object if you see it. 4. Try to give two breaths and continue CPR, checking the mouth before each attempt to ventilate.

s: Unconsciousness: Get medical help. Be certain patient is breathing then place casualty in recovery position. If not breathing, start CPR. Note: This information is a step-by-step guide to what you can do until medical help arrives. These tips do not take the place of first aid training. Reprinted with the permission of St. John Ambulance.

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Situated where city and country meet, DeLair Park is widely known for its sporting amenities that include baseball diamonds, soccer fields and tennis courts. The Park also has an easy network of looped pathways perfect for leisurely walking or novice cyclists. Large weeping willow trees border the trail, making it a perfect destination for a family picnic in the shade. Amenities: Baseball and sports fields, tennis courts, pathways and public washrooms and change rooms. ■

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WORK IT IT’S NOT WHO YOU ARE THAT HOLDS YOU BACK, IT’S WHO YOU THINK YOU’RE NOT. - ANON

LATE IS BETTER THAN NEVER: When it comes to physical activity, it is never too late to start and late is better than never. Check with your doctor before starting an exercise program, and then get some guidance from a qualified fitness professional.

RESOURCES Physical Activity Line: 1-877-725-1149 or 604-241-2266 Free phone line and website for physical activity advice and healthy living information >>physicalactivityline.com Walk BC: Encourages individual and group walking to increase overall health in communities through a range of programs that promote walking. This site includes an interactive provincial map that highlights walking routes, as well as, information on how to start a walking group. >>walkbc.ca LIVESTRONG: Created by the Lance Armstrong Foundation this site has a “Get Fit” section that includes easy-to-follow exercise videos that require little to no equipment. >>livestrong.com ■

How Much is Enough? Physical Activity has tremendous health benefits for all ages. For children and youth regular physical activity can improve their overall health, help them do better in school, and improve their self-confidence. Active adults and older adults can expect to reduce their risk of chronic diseases and premature death, as well as, improve fitness, strength and mental health. In particular, physically active older adults can maintain functional independence, mobility and bone health, improving quality of life in later years. So just how much is enough to achieve these health benefits? Here are the new Physical Activity Guidelines for Canadians to help you determine your physical activity needs.

Children: 5 - 11 yrs / Youth: 12 - 17 yrs For health benefits, children and youth should accumulate at least 60 minutes of moderate to vigorous-intensity physical activity daily. This should include: • Vigorous-intensity activities at least 3 days per week. • Activities that strengthen muscle and bone at least 3 days per week. Adults: 18 - 64 yrs • To achieve health benefits, adults should accumulate at least 150 minutes of moderate to vigorous-intensity aerobic physical activity per week, in bouts of 10 minutes or more. • It is also beneficial to add muscle and bone strengthening activities using major muscle groups, at least 2 days per week.

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Adults: 65 yrs & Older • To achieve health benefits, and improve functional abilities, older adults should accumulate at least 150 minutes of moderate to vigorous-intensity aerobic physical activity per week, in bouts of 10 minutes or more. • It is also beneficial to add muscle and bone strengthening activities using major muscle groups, at least 2 days per week. • Those with poor mobility should perform physical activities to enhance balance and prevent falls. Keep in mind that at any age, more physical activity provides greater health benefits! For more details, download the full version of the Physical Activity Guidelines at csep.ca ■

WILLB AND CREEK PARK

Located off Hwy 11, the trails at Willband Creek Park are built around storm water detention ponds and encourage a diverse waterfowl population and various species of migratory birds.These wetland trails border on farmland and provide excellent opportunities for viewing wildlife and enjoying the quiet, natural environment. An easy interpretive walk weaves around the ponds, as well as a longer 3km loop that brings hikers back to the parking lot. Amenities:Trails, Porta-washrooms and benches. ■

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