Welcome to PLAY
PLAY in Bruce Grey is a strategy designed to help residents of Bruce and Grey counties become more physically active through regular play. Our mandate includes:
Active, visible and consistent buy-in from all sectors of every municipality including key decision makers.
Partner with already existing events, programs and organized groups. Responding to the unique qualities of each community.
Consistent and inclusive collaboration between all municipalities, community leaders, volunteers and the community itself.
We encourage play regardless of age, disability, gender, geography or socio-economic status.
Play Your Way, Every Day
No matter where you are, what season it is, or how old you are, there are always ways to stay active through play in your community. A healthier lifestyle doesn’t have to start at the gym. Find an activity that you love and get out there and do it!
Skipping is one of the most portable and inexpensive forms of exercise. Just 10 minutes of skipping can burn more calories than 45 minutes of running.
Biking burns about 400 calories an hour. Plus it strengthens your lower body, including your legs, hips, and glutes. Cycling gets your heart rate up almost as much as running but it’s gentle on your body.
Running can raise your levels of good cholesterol while helping to increase lung function and use. In addition, running is incredibly beneficial to the body, mind and spirit, boosting the immune system and lowering the risk of developing blood clots.
Yoga creates strength, awareness and harmony in both the mind and body. It can lessen chronic pain, such as back pain, arthritis, headaches, and carpal tunnel syndrome. Yoga can also lower blood pressure and reduce insomnia.
Hiking is a powerful cardio workout that can lower your risk of heart disease, improve your blood pressure and blood sugar levels. Hiking also builds strength in your hips, lower leg muscles and helps to strengthen your core.
Skating is easy on the joints because it’s low impact. It improves your balance and coordination utilizing a lot of small stabilizer muscles that don’t get a workout in day-to-day life. Skating also tones the larger muscles in your legs, glutes and core.
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