Activities

Find activities in your area that suit your lifestyle

Whether you are new to being active or are getting back on track, these activity ideas will help you explore ways to get moving.

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Swimming

Swimming is an activity that is loved by many and for good reason. This low impact activity has big impacts on your health. Moving your arms and legs in the water gets all your muscles and joints moving while it increases your heart rate and breathing—essential elements to good aerobic exercise.

Why should you swim

The benefits of swimming include:

  • Provides cardiovascular and muscular workout that’s easy on the bones and joints
  • Boosts mood and relieves stress
  • Works the whole body and even some under-used muscles

Who it's for

Although swimming is great for everyone, it is a perfect activity for someone with injuries or joint pain. Whether you are interested in swimming a few laps, joining an upbeat aquatics class, or splashing around with family and friends, swimming is a great form of activity.

Where to go

The summer months are a fantastic time to enjoy outdoor facilities but many recreation centres throughout the community have wonderfully maintained pools for you to explore, even in the winter.

What you'll need

This low cost activity simply requires a bathing suit and the desire to have fun. You may also find extra equipment such as goggles or fins to be useful.

If you are brand new to swimming, lessons are a great place to pick up some skills. Recreation facilities offer classes for babies to adults, and some even specialize in lessons for nervous swimmers.

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