One of the best ways to improve your heath, mood, and quality of life is to get active, and June is a great time to get active outdoors! Physical activity has been linked with decreased rates of many major health issues, including hypertension, obesity, diabetes, and even cancer.
Connecting People with Nature
We want Albertans to experience and enjoy the benefits of being outdoors, gaining a greater appreciation for the protection of our natural resources and environment.
People are more likely to be active if the world around them supports it. Things like community green spaces, walkable neighbourhoods, access to recreation centres and recreation activities, and other aspects of the environment to go a long way to supporting healthy lifestyles.
Inclusion & Access
We believe recreation and parks should be inclusive and accessible for all! This includes sports like sitting volleyball for those with limited accessibility, or tai chi and other activities originating outside of Canada. It’s important that all Canadians participate in recreation in a way that works for them.
The June Play list is 30 hand-picked activities to celebrate the four themes! In week one try Active Living activities, in week two try Connecting People with Nature, in week three try activities that Support Environments and then finally try activities for Inclusion & Access! Alberta Recreation and Parks has developed a calendar to help you try one, two or all 30 of the daily challenges! Take a photo of you trying one of the activities and post it on Twitter or Facebook with #JRPM150 to be entered to win one of four $100 Sport Chek gift cards.