BC Alliance for Healthy Living (BCAHL) is excited to announce that BCAHL and the Physical Activity for Health Collaborative have launched the much anticipated EverybodyMoves Resource Hub! The Hub is a one-stop shop for sport and recreation leaders who want to ensure physical activity is as inclusive and accessible as possible.
Physical activity is vital for one’s health, and yet we know many British Columbians face visible and invisible barriers to regular activity.
For example, nearly half of adults with disabilities don’t get any aerobic physical activity, and people identifying as lesbian, gay and bisexual of all ages are less likely to participate in sports. The consequences for not being physically active are serious. People who don’t engage in physical activity are more likely to have increased mental and emotional health issues, decreased immune function and inflammation , and are more at risk for developing chronic illnesses.