Move More: Toward better quality of life for longer

What is Move More?

More More 1Move More was developed in 2014 to target sedentary behaviour and promote physical activity of any kind – anything other than sitting or lying down. Today, there is substantial evidence showing that even light activities such as household chores, light walking, folding laundry, gardening, and even standing can have health benefits compared to sitting.

Many older adults are discouraged or intimidated by physical activity because of fear of falling, fatigue, weakness, or even the perception that it is too late in life to start being active. While these barriers are very real, most people do not realize that physical activity, in some form, is achievable for anyone and it doesn’t take much to realize the health benefits that can occur from moving more.

We believe that shifting the way people think about and approach physical activity will make it more achievable for older adults and others with mobility challenges.

What can Moving More do for me?

  • Promote brain healthMore More 2
  • Reduce risk of falling
  • Maintain independence
  • Reduce arthritis pain
  • Lower blood pressure and blood sugar
  • Delay osteoporosis
  • Strengthen immune system
  • Improve sleep
  • Strengthen immune function system
  • Make you feel good

Move More is nearing the end of the development phase and will be rolled out within the Schlegel Villages this year! For more information on Move More, contact Lora Bruyn-Martin (lbruynmartin@uwaterloo.ca; 519-998-3696).