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Hastings and Prince Edward Public Health

Physical Activity for Adults (18 to 64 years)

Physical activity has many physical, emotional, psychological and social benefits for adults. It can reduce your risk of developing chronic disease and help you live longer. To help improve your health, try to add physical activity to your daily routine and make it a part of your everyday life.

With the mixed messages in today’s media, it can be hard to know what amount of activity, rest, and sleep is best for you. According to the Canadian Physical Activity Guidelines for Adults, adults 18 to 64 years should accumulate at least 150 minutes of moderate-to-vigorous physical activity per week. Moderate-to-vigorous physical activity makes you sweat and breathe harder (i.e. brisk walking, jogging, bike riding, swimming). You should also participate in activities that strengthen your bone and muscle at least two days per week.

Physical activity should be fun!  It is possible to live an active life and meet the Canadian Physical Activity guidelines with minimal exercise. Try to find activities that are enjoyable for you, whether it is playing sports, doing housework, walking or dancing. Check out these ideas for new ways to get physically active!

Another great way to get your recommended physical activity is by using active transportation. This means using any man-made mode of travel (cycling, walking, running, skating, etc.). This doesn’t just mean riding your bike to work. Using active transportation can happen any time, such as making a trip to the grocery store, dropping off kids at school, going on a hike, and more.

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COVID-19 VACCINES IN HPEPH

Appointments for individuals 5+ can be booked through the provincial vaccine booking site, or by calling 1-833-943-3900 from 8 am to 8 pm, 7 days a week.  

Due to limited supply, HPEPH will initially be prioritizing available bivalent vaccine for residents and workers at identified highest-risk facilities.  Some HPEPH vaccination clinics MAY offer the bivalent vaccine, as availability allows. Vaccine clinics in Hastings and Prince Edward Counties will continue to offer monovalent vaccines (the same mRNA vaccines given as the primary series) for all eligible individuals until a steady supply of the bivalent vaccine is available.

Visit the HPEPH vaccine booking web page for details.

COVID-19 PROTOCOLS

Symptoms or exposure? Visit www.ontario.ca/exposed for the most up to date information about what to do.

For the most up to date information on current provincial restrictions, visit https://covid-19.ontario.ca/public-health-measures.

The Ministry of Health has launched a new toll-free line as an additional resource to help answer questions from the public regarding evolving COVID-19 testing and isolation guidance. The line can be reached at 1-888-777-0730, and is available from 8 am to 6 pm, 7 days a week.