One of the best ways to maintain a healthy heart is to remain active. The Public Health Agency of Canada and the Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology both recommend adults ages 18 to 64 get at least 150 minutes (or 2.5 hours) of moderate- to vigorous-intensity physical activity per week in bouts of 10 minutes or more. Abbotsford Recreation Centre offer many ways to get into a fitness regime and are open 364 days a year, 5:30am to Midnight, Monday through Sunday.
At ARC you’ll find an Olympic size ice rink, 25 metre swimming pool, hot tub, sauna, weight/fitness rooms, 2 full size gymnasiums and an indoor walking/running track. Programs are available for every age from a dedicated preschool, youth and senior centers, to multipurpose rooms, drop in recreation and water/dry land fitness classes. Whether you like swimming, skating, hockey or fitness training you’re sure to find something to match every fitness level and schedule.
As well as body fitness, dental fitness is equally important. Your oral health offers clues about your overall health and problems in your mouth can affect the rest of your body. Your oral health may contribute to various diseases and conditions, including: endocarditis, cardiovascular disease, premature birth and low birth weight, diabetes, HIV/AIDS, osteoporosis and Alzheimer’s disease.
Other conditions that might be linked to oral health include eating disorders, rheumatoid arthritis, head and neck cancers, and Sjogren’s syndrome — an immune system disorder that causes dry mouth.