We have all heard the alarming statistics: Nova Scotians, particularly in southwest Nova Scotia, are not active enough. In fact, most are not meeting the minimum requirements for physical activity, and this has dangerous consequences for both individual health and the health of our communities.
But the news is not all negative! Increasing physical activity is a very positive goal and working to achieve higher levels of activity and a healthy lifestyle can be a lot of fun.
In order to help communities in our municipality become more physically active, District of Lunenburg has recently become a partner in the Municipal Physical Activing Leadership (MPAL) program. Working with the NS Department of Health and Wellness and other key decision makers, the Active Living Coordinator will promote physical activity and lead the creation of a Physical Activity Strategy that is specific to the challenges and opportunities in our municipality.
Please stay tuned to this website as new programs, policies, and services are developed to help you and your family get active!
You can read the Active Living Strategy by clicking the picture below. You can also request a copy by contacting Britt Vegsund, Active Living Coordinator at the information listed above.