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 5th – 11th is in motion week and Windsor-Essex has some free and fun activities planned 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 12 years….but we’re still moving forward!

During the COVID-19 pandemic, when so many of us are very restricted in our movements, 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.

Our in motion partners across Windsor-Essex have created videos for you below with ideas and suggestions on how you and your family can still be physically active and get “in motion” this fall.  Just click on a group below to view.


About Southwestern Ontario in motion:

Launched in 2008, Southwestern Ontario in motion combines local and regional resources and builds partnerships to promote physical activity across Windsor-Essex County. Partners, including municipalities, the local health unit, community organizations, and the University of Windsor work together to encourage physical activity through programs, policies and events. Visit www.swarginmotion.com to find out how you can get in motion in your community.

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.

Media Inquiries:

Maggie Durocher, WECIM member, Communications

mdurocher@kingsville.ca

519-733-2123  519-796-0344

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