Active transportation is the use of any form of human powered mode of transportation, such as walking, wheeling or cycling from place to place. Using active transportation is a great way to fit physical activity into your day to help reduce your risk of developing heart disease, stroke and many other chronic conditions.
Everyone spends time commuting from place to place, whether it is from home to work or school, or just out running errands. Time constraints are often listed as one of the main barriers to being physically active, so why not use active transportation as a healthy time-saving way to fit activity into your day? Watch the following videos produced by Winnipeg in motion, Resource Conservation Manitoba, and Physical Activity Coalition of Manitoba (PACM). As a member of PACM, HSFM encourages you to watch these videos and learn how everyday people fit active transportation into their daily life.
Being Active at Work 2010
Winter Walking 2010
Going to University 2009
Getting your children to school 2009