Stay Home. Stay Active. Stay Healthy.
In light of the COVID-19 pandemic and the closing of recreation facilities across the province, we want to provide you with a few resources to keep active at home.
Incorporating a little physical activity into your daily routine is important to both physical and mental well-being. Whether you have kids, live alone, or live with a partner or friends, you can stay home, stay healthy and stay active!
Not sure where to begin? Check out the Build Your Best Day resource from Participaction. It’s an interactive way to schedule a day with activities that meet movement guidelines.
The Canadian 24-Hour Movement guidelines recommend the following for children and youth aged 5-17 years:
• An accumulation of at least 60 minutes per day of moderate to vigorous physical activity
• Several hours of a variety of structured and unstructured light physical activities
• No more than two hours per day of recreational screen time with limited sitting for extended periods
View the guidelines for all ages here: csepguidelines.ca/
Support your mental health
Our partners at Public Health Sudbury & Districts have a number of strategies you can consider to manage your mental health, stay positive and stay connected while in isolation.
Play for all ages
Play is a factor in positive human development. Play fosters risk management, inclusion, and physical skills development. Natural play is a great way to get kids active and reduce their screen time. Use these links to get inspired and get active by playing together.
Active for Life
200+ activities you can do at home:
Our friends at the YMCA offer free programs that can be done anytime, anywhere. www.ymcahome.ca/
OPHEA Physical Education at home
Our friends at Ontario Physical and Health Education Association (OPHEA) have a web page dedicated to activities that can be done at home! Check it out for some great ideas you can share with your friends and family!
Mindfulness and meditation
Take a break and balance your day with some silent reflection. The Canadian Mental Health Association reminds us to take a minute, step away from the clutter of our day-to-day, and be present. So take a break, balance your day, rest your mind and click on any of these links to help you along in your journey!
If there’s an activity you really enjoy, share it! Tag us in your posts on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram!