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 ...the potential for transforming public libraries, especially in rural areas, is enormous. This is a [network] that brings people together, strengthens our communities and creates another service niche for public libraries in Alberta.

— Michelle Toombs, Director Marigold Library System

'How Much Activity is "Enough"? Exploring the movement continuum' - Presented by Healthy Lethbridge

Wednesday, June 8, 2016 - 1:00pm - 3:30pm

The Healthy Communities Association of Lethbridge and Area collaborates with community partners to develop strategies that promote healthy lifestyles, including active living, healthy eating, and tobacco reduction. This program will include a presentation by Dr. Jennifer Copeland, Associate Professor in the Department of Kinesiology and Physical Education at the University of Lethbridge.

It is well known that physical activity is beneficial to our health, and reduces our risk of developing chronic conditions such as diabetes and heart disease. In 1998, Canada launched national guidelines for physical activity participation, but almost 20 years later the majority of Canadians still do not meet the minimum recommendation of 150 minutes per week of moderate activity. In this presentation, Dr. Copeland will discuss our current guidelines for activity, the continuum of human movement, and explore the health effects of all our daily behaviours.

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