Turning Points Program

Physical Activity - DVD segment 9

by Audra Santa

In this segment we take a look at the benefits of being active, the different components of fitness, and motivations for being active.

Here is what a few young women from our survey had to say about getting active:

“I feel that I am overweight which can be unhealthy, but I am trying to do something about that. I go to the gym and try to eat sensibly, but I am a university student so my eating habits are not necessarily healthy. As long as I try, I do not see myself as unhealthy.”154

“Healthy physical activity to me would mean doing some form of physical activity to either have fun or to better one's own health. If a person were to be at their own healthy, maintained weight, to go and play hockey, soccer, dance, would be because it is fun and they enjoy it. For someone who is substantially over their normal body weight, such an obese person going for some physical activity such as a gym trainer, a run, basically anything in moderation to help themselves would view as healthy.”112

“Healthy physical activity includes being active on a daily basis. This may include any physical activity that gets your heart pumping and range from a brisk walk to more rigorous physical activity of jogging or working out. Exercise is very important in order to be healthy. It can also be utilized as a stress relief and can be very fun and enjoyable at the same time.”125

“Healthy physical activity makes a person feel good about what they have done; [it gives them] a sense of self-fulfillment and self-confidence…”178

“Healthy physical activity is working out 4-5 times a week. It is very important not to go to the gym everyday because it is not good for you. Getting at least half an hour of physical activity each day is also essential for living a healthy life. Healthy physical activity is to stay in shape and should not be used only to lose weight or burn off calories.”198

“Healthy physical activity is fun…It's doing things you love or that make you feel good, for the fun of it. Healthy physical activity is not obsessive; there should not be severe pain or severe exhaustion when participating in healthy physical activity.”141

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This Channel is dedicated promoting healthy living choices for young women.

An original DVD program called Turning Points or TP1 was developed to help those women that face challenges around disordered eating attitudes


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This Channel is dedicated promoting healthy living choices for young women.

An original DVD program called Turning Points or TP1 was developed to help those women that face challenges around disordered eating attitudes and behaviours.

A new DVD program also called Turning Points, or imaginatively known of as TP2, was designed for any young woman who places value on healthy living and is willing to look at what is working well or not-so-well in their lives.

Each program consists of video and written material. The video material is contained on DVDs that we are distributing to agencies in the Province of Ontario where young women are likely be; high schools, colleges, universities, and health care facilities. Existing and new agencies joining us as partners are posted on this website.

Partners are offering a series of group discussion sessions where women can exchange opinion and dialogue about the healthy living issues that are raised in the series. Women who participate in those groups can join this website as members and, over time, gain access to new related materials.

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