Are you getting enough exercise?

Amanda Gomes


Whether you are concerned about your weight, heart, lungs, muscles, bones or brain, exercise will benefit your health.

Increasing physical activity levels by any amount can produce measurable benefits including reductions to obesity, cardiovascular disease, stroke, and hypertension. Exercise improves bone and joint health, reducing osteoporosis and arthritis. Exercise even acts on the level of the central nervous system, leading people who engage in more exercise to see improvements in cognitive function and lower levels of mental health disorders such as anxiety and depression. Reduced colon and breast cancer, cancer-related mortality, and all-cause mortality, alongside improved holistic wellness, and better self-reported health are all observable in individuals who exercise. Those who are the least active see the greatest benefit from increasing their physical activity levels.

Without implying a threshold for benefit, it is suggested that we strive towards a minimum of 30 minutes of moderate-intensity exercise daily with stretching and strengthening exercise at least twice a week on top of regular aerobic activity.

If you are experiencing difficulties meeting physical activity guidelines or your own personal physical activity goals, the physiotherapists at the Pan Am can help. Please reach out to book an assessment at either of our two locations: Poseidon (204.927.2660) or Pembina (204.925.1030), or book online at: OR




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