Active Living & Exercise

Our exercise specialists promote active living and exercise to help maintain a healthy lifestyle. 

The benefits of regular physical activity include: 

  • improved and/or maintained overall health
  • stronger muscles and bones
  • improved posture and balance
  • improved physical fitness
  • weight control
  • increased self-esteem
  • feeling more energetic
  • stress reduction and relaxation
  • continued independent living in later life

Each year EWPCN exercise specialists get almost 1,400 patients moving more in our community.  

Ask your doctor for a referral to one of our exercise specialists to increase your active living and exercise.  

Active living and exercise also help prevent and manage chronic diseases including arthritis, osteoporosis, diabetes, hypertension, chronic pain, fibromyalgia, weight issues and more. 

The EWPCN provides exercise education in group and individual settings throughout the community by:  

  • Learning how to start moving more and how to stay active with little or no equipment.
  • Increase your confidence with physical activity
  • Modifying activity for people with chronic pain and fatigue
  • Finding community resources near you
  • Setting goals to increase activity at:
  • home
  • in the community
  • while travelling

Related Workshops

The EWPCN also encourages active living through the following programs: 

Good Life with osteoArthritis (GLAD) program 

An exercise-based program to help reduce pain for people who have osteoarthritis in knees and/or hips.

Move – Postponed due to COVID-19

Join one of our exercise specialists at John Janzen Nature Centre (7000-143 Street. Meet at the back of the centre’s parking lot) Monday from 12:00 – 1:00 pm for a 50-minute walk along various paths in the river valley which may include some small hills. All fitness levels welcome. This program runs year round, weather permitting.  

Prescription to Get Active 

This uniquely designed prescription gives healthcare partners the opportunity to discuss the importance of physical activity and grants patients access to community recreation. This motivational tool breaks down barriers and encourages patients to find the right activities for them as they work towards a healthier life.