Get in motion this fall and #inmotionWE with thousands of Windsor-Essex residents!
It’s time to get off our couches and get in-motion! October 4th – 10th is in motion week and Windsor-Essex has some free and fun activities planned, along with some great in motion tips to help you get active! Unfortunately, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we`ll be unable to host the many “in motion” events you’ve all come to enjoy over the past 13 years….but we’re still moving forward!
Considering the level of disruption that the COVID-19 pandemic has caused with so many of us, it is even more important for people of all ages and abilities to be as active as possible. Physical activity promotes positive mental health, helps manage stress, and has been linked to improvements in mental health conditions such as depression and dementia. Participation in regular physical activity is also an important factor in the prevention and management of leading chronic diseases such as heart disease, stroke, diabetes, as well as breast and colon cancer. Even a short break from sitting, such as walking or stretching, can be beneficial to us and can also help to give the day a routine and be a way of staying in touch with family and close friends.
Check out the links below for physical activity ideas we’d like to share with you.
About Southwestern Ontario in motion:
Launched in 2008, Southwestern Ontario in motion combines local and regional resources and builds on partnerships to promote physical activity to everyone across Windsor-Essex County. Partners, including municipalities, the local health unit, community organizations and the University of Windsor are involved and host events and programs to encourage physical activity and healthy lifestyles. Visit www.swarginmotion.com to find out more about where to be active your community.
In Motion Chairperson
Health Promotion Specialist|Chronic Disease and Injury Prevention
Windsor-Essex County Health Unit
360 Fairview Ave. West, Suite 215,
Essex, N8M 3G4
Ph. 519-258-2146 ext. 3110