Healthy Life Line
Residents of Hastings and Prince Edward counties with questions about physical activity or local healthy eating programs and services can call Hastings and Prince Edward Public Health’s Healthy Life Line at (613) 966-5500 or 1-800-267-2803, ext. 610.
TTY: Dial 711 + (613) 966-5500 + GA (Monday to Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.)
Questions will be answered by registered dietitians and physical activity professionals.
Healthy Bodies’ Messaging
Hastings Prince Edward Public Health has created a document for health professionals to provide consistent evidence-based messages and recommendations for the public on issues of weight, healthy eating, physical activity, body image, and self-esteem. Healthy Bodies: Eat Well, Be Active, and Feel Good About Yourselfcontains 18 key messages that are accompanied by background evidence and rationale. Several case study scenarios are also included which demonstrate how the key messages can be incorporated into practice.
Physical Activity Directory
Hastings Prince Edward Public Health has developed a directory containing physical activity opportunities offered throughout Hastings and Prince Edward Counties. This directory is divided by geographic area. Activities are listed alphabetically by area and include key contact information. Also included in the directory is information on financial assistance available to help families access these activities.
Canadian Physical Activity Guidelines
The Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology (CSEP) has developed a set of physical activity guidelines for each age group from birth to older adult. Sedentary behaviours guidelines also exist for children in the early years (0-4 years of age), older children (5-11 years of age) and youth (12-17 years of age).