Dr. Sandra Allison | Chief Medical Health Officer for Northern Health

Just Get Moving

November 19, 2018 - 10:05am

In 2015, 37.1% of the Northern BC population was classified as inactive, while females in the North have a rate 3% higher than males. Those living in the North are at an even greater risk with higher rates of inactivity than the rest of the provincial average of 35.3%.

Inactivity has a lot of negative side effects, including worsening physical function, onset of chronic diseases, and low mood. Reducing this trend sooner rather than later will improve physical and mental well-being, reduce chronic diseases, and overall quality of life.