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Physical Activity

Creating activity friendly communities in Hamilton (new)*

Activity friendly communities are communities in which various organizations, groups, families, and individuals value and support an active lifestyle. Within these communities, physical activity is accessible, affordable, and appealing for all. Physical activity includes leisure-time physical activity, exercise, sport, transportation, occupational work and chores. Since physical activity opportunities are available daily where people live, learn, work and play, people lead healthy active lifestyles.
Chronic Disease Prevention, Healthy Living Division staff members are working in the following areas to create activity friendly communities:

  • Sustainable workplace physical activity
  • Park & Trail Systems that support Physical Activity
  • Quality Daily Physical Activity in Schools
  • Active & Sustainable Transportation
  • Land Use Planning that supports Physical Activity
* Once the City's website is revamped, additional content will be posted.

General Physical Activity Information

Information and resources to help you make wise choices about physical activity for you and your family.

Canadian Physical Activity Guidelines
View the new 2011 Canadian Physical Activity Guidelines for Children (5 to 11 years), Youth (12 to 17 years), Adults (18 to 64 years), and Older Adults (65 years and older) and the 2012 Canadian Physical Activity Guidelines for Early Years (0-4). Also see the new Canadian Sedentary Behaviour Guidelines

Key Messages and Posters to support Guidelines

To support the awareness and implementation of the new Canadian Physical Activity Guidelines and Sedentary Behaviour, the Physical Activity Resource Centre (PARC) has worked in partnership to create a Key Messages document and posters.  For more information and to order the key message document and posters, visit

Physical Activity Resources
View a selection of fact sheets and resources that will help you make wise choices about physical activity.

Workplace Physical Activity
A comprehensive list of ready-to-use resources to support employees being active before, during and after work.

Client Information
Information about access to physical activity and sport.

Non-Profit Community Programs and Services
A list of programs and services offering physical activity and recreational opportunities.

Healthy Schools - Active Living
City of Hamilton Public Health Services Healthy Schools web page which provides active living resources for teachers.

Other Physical Activity Website Links
A list of links and other physical activity websites.

Health Connections
For preconception, pregnancy, infants, toddlers, and preschoolers physical activity information.


Last update: October 23, 2012.