We are a grassroots movement
To foster community engagement, we offer classes in schools, youth clubs, community groups, and worksites to spread the word.
Health-Enhancing Physical Activity (HEPA): Physical activity for at least 30 minutes a day at a moderate-to-vigorous intensity in a manner that supports your body's functional capacity and health. The important delineation is HEPA does not overexert or risk physical harm. Examples include power walking, nordic pole walking, a nature walk, hiking, running, climbing, yoga, swimming, cycling, tennis, landscaping, dancing, weight lifting, cardiovascular exercise, etc.
A physically active lifestyle supports preventative health measures and offer a range of health benefits such as improved mood, supporting cognitive health, sleep quality, weight management, lower blood sugar levels, increased pro-social behaviour, and decreased inflammation in the body.
Every move counts!
Stress Management: Practicing relaxation techniques from various mind-body modalities to help cope with emotions, build resiliency, gratitude, and compassion for improved well-being.
We must make it a priority to slow down and allow our minds to rest and recharge to support mental health. Breathing exercises, mindfulness-based practice, meditation, and forest bathing are all wonderful for rejuvenation.
Forest Bathing [Shinrin-Yoku]: Immersing our five senses in the wonder of nature while acknowledging its importance to our health. Slowing down in natural environments can reduce cognitive load, induce mental restoration, reduce blood pressure and increase feelings of vigor.
Forest medicine research has shown that trees emit beneficial phytoncides into the air and when inhaled, it increases natural killer (NK) cell activity and reduces stress hormones.