Get Active

Enjoy leading an active & healthy lifestyle!

Making activity a regular part of your day and consuming healthy food choices has lots of benefits for you and our community. Lethbridge has so much to offer!

The Active Lethbridge website provides residents of Lethbridge and area with a variety of resources and information on local opportunities for active living.

Being active has many benefits both for you as an individual or family and as a community. We invite you to take the active & healthy lifestyle journey with us.

Health Benefits of Physical Activity

Physically active lifestyles have been linked to a decreased likelihood of health problems, including type-2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease, colon cancer, obesity and osteoporosis1. Benefits of physical activity include:

  • Better health;
  • Improved fitness;
  • Better posture and balance;
  • Better self-esteem;
  • Weight control;
  • Stronger muscles and bones;
  • Feeling more energetic;
  • Relaxation and reduced stress;
  • Continued independence in life;
  • Lower risk of chronic disease;
  • Improved sleeping habits.
  • Improves memory, concentration and academic performance.
  • Improves quality of life; and
  • FUN!

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Benefits of Being Active in Nature

The City of Lethbridge maintains over 140 parks and natural areas, providing you with a variety of recreational options to meet your needs. Parks in Lethbridge contribute to our physical health and have have many social & community benefits:

  • Exposure to green spaces may reduce behavioural issues in children & youth.
  • Using active transportation such as biking or walking is better for the environment.
  • Children & youth can learn about how plants grow and what plants/animals are found in the area they live in.
  • Being active outdoors allows us to connect with nature which is shown to increase mental wellness.
  • Stress reduction.

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Benefits of Physical Activity for the Family

Being physically active with your partner, your children, grandparents, cousins and other relatives is a great idea! All family members can get health benefits by being more active. Plus, the more time you spend with family members, the stronger your family connections will become2. Benefits include:

  • Everyone can participate!
  • Being active together support healthier relationships & family connectedness.
  • Parents/Caregivers become positive role models for children and youth.

Tips for Getting Active

Here are 10 tips for becoming physically active3:

  1. Get started with some gentle stretching.
  2. Explore what types of community activities are available.
  3. Rely on the support of others – ask a friend to participate with you so you can encourage each other.
  4. Don't be overly ambitious, set realistic goals.
  5. Each day, pick a time that's convenient for you and commit to participating in some type of physical activity.
  6. Mark your activity times on a calendar.
  7. Try shorter, more frequent sessions rather than the occasional prolonged session.
  8. Make use of everyday movement opportunities such as taking the stairs instead of the elevator.
  9. Prepare yourself for a few lapses but don't give up.
  10. You cannot just eat your way to good health – exercise must go hand-in-hand with good nutrition.

Support & Funding Providers

Find information on other local organizations that support active living and healthy lifestyles, including service and funding providers.

Support & Funding Organizations

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