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Physical activity: How to stay physically active

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Focusing on healthy habits like physical activity helps us build a strong Cree Nation.

Man and woman snowshoeing

Did you know?

Physical activity has many health benefits and there are different ways to stay active. By making it fun and something we enjoy, we are more likely to do it consistently. This means we will also see more benefits.

Wherever you are, you can find ways to move your body and feel good! There is something for everybody.

Man and child walking on trail with lake in background

Walking is a Cree tradition

  • Choose to walk on a nice day instead of drive
  • Walk to visit friends or family 
  • Walk to work
  • Walk after lunch or on breaks
  • Find a walking buddy
  • Walk together as a family
  • Snowshoe at camp or on community trails
  • Track how long or far you walk - you may be surprised at how much you can do!
Closeup of hand picking blueberries

Enjoy the land

  • Gather traditional medicine
  • Pick blueberries or forage mushrooms
  • Cut wood
  • Shovel snow
  • Go fishing or hunting
  • Go sliding
  • Ski or skate
  • Canoe
  • Prepare camp
  • Enjoy traditional activities outside with your family
Man cuts wood with bandsaw

Move wherever you are

  • Stretch
  • Play with your kids outside
  • Try exercising at the gym
  • Work or play outside
  • Go for a jog or run
  • Join a team sport or exercise class
  • Start a new active hobby, like jogging or swimming
  • Find workout videos you like online
  • Do chores 

Try making physical activity part of each day!

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Winter Active activities run from January 6 to March 29, 2024 in each community. Contact your Chishaayiiyuu PPRO at the CMC for details.

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