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The evidence is clear—physical activity can make you feel better, function better, and sleep better. Even one session of moderate-to-vigorous physical activity reduces anxiety, and even short bouts of physical activity are beneficial. Being physically active also fosters normal growth and development, improves overall health, can reduce the risk of various chronic diseases.

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Physical Education at PCC
Have fun and give your body a boost! PCC has a variety of classes promoting fitness and healthy lifestyles.

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Exercise is Medicine
We all know that exercise is good for us but Anja Taylor reveals just how effective it can be in treating diabetes, heart disease, depression and cancer.

How to Exercise Better
How many of us really know what kind of exercise we should be doing, how much of it we need, or how hard we should push ourselves? To find the answers-and help all of us live happier, healthier lives-general practitioner Caroline West and cell biologist Shalin Naik are putting their bodies on the line at Australia’s toughest athletic training facility: the Australian Institute of Sport.

Natural Remedy Series: Feel Calm – Natural Remedy for Anxiety
With this quick, engaging program, you’ll unlock the power of your mind, body and spirit to overcome anxiety naturally and feel more calm.

Natural Remedy Series: Feel Good – Natural Remedies for Depression
With this quick, engaging program, you’ll explore what does mood really mean, and what causes depression. You’ll unlock the power of your mind, body and spirt to overcome depression, and feel good. Get natural treatment tips to help you feel better, improve cognition, get increased energy and more.

Physical Activity: Improving Your Health (Part 1)
Lack of physical activity is a major risk factor for diabetes, heart disease, and osteoporosis, but the aging population finds it more and more difficult to incorporate exercise in their daily lives. This program gives you the latest on discovering exercise that works for you whether you are healthy or have limiting physical conditions.

SHIFT is a half hour documentary about a group of indigenous youth who have converted over 60 kilometres of historical trails around their community to a world-class mountain biking destination – and transformed themselves along the way.

Walking the West
A New Zealander and an Irishman quit their jobs, cash in their savings and walk 2,626 miles from Mexico to Canada along one of the longest and most challenging foot trails in the world, the Pacific Crest Trail.

Related research guides

Exercise Science
Includes a featured video, book titles, and recommended magazines and journals for a variety of health topics.

Physical Education and Fitness
Includes general exercise, fitness, and health recommendations with practical information for beginners.

Recommended websites
Your guide to an active planet.  Articles and information on many different activities, sports, and events.

Exercise and Physical Fitness from MedlinePlus
Regular exercise is one of the best things you can do for your health. Fitting regular exercise into your daily schedule may seem difficult at first. This website includes information, research and resources to help you.
A website with exercise programs, fitness testing calculators, general questions, and links to additional resources.