Making physical activity part of your life can benefit your health significantly and can reduce your risk of heart disease and stroke. Regular activity also helps prevent and control high blood pressure, high cholesterol, type 2 diabetes, osteoporosis, certain types of cancer and obesity.
How much physical activity do you need?
Learn more about tips to get physical active from our Physical Activity section.
Check out Canada's Guide to Healthy Active Living.
Last reviewed: August 2013