Getting Started with Exercise for Adults with Chronic Diseases
- ACSM outlines recommendations for adults with chronic diseases who are looking to get more physically active.
Prevention in Chronic Conditions: Prevention in Hand
- This user-friendly website and mobile application are a valuable health care resource for health professionals and public alike to easily access current and accurate information about the prevention of chronic diseases. Visit today!
- The College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC) partnered with the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) to develop the Prevention in Hand (PiH) initiative.
- Visit The Institute of Musculoskeletal Health and Arthritis to find more information on exercising with arthritis.
- Click on the links below to find various resources and information for exercising with cancer.
- Click here to learn more about the Canadian Diabetes Association Resources.
- The Diabetes Physical Activity and Exercise Toolkit, provided by the Nova Scotia Health Authority is a tool for practitioners (including diabetes educators and care providers) who wish to better understand diabetes and its management through physical activity.
- Check out the ACSM's recommendations on exercising with cerebral palsy.
- Click on the links below to find various resources and information for exercising with and to prevent osteoporosis.
Below is a list of resources relating to mental health and wellness. This list is by no means exhaustive; there are many other resources that may be available to you regionally, or virtually.
- General resources for mental health have been developed by the Canadian Mental Health Association.
- The Government of Canada has a list of various mental health and wellness services and information.
- The Mental Health Commission of Canada has extensive toolkits and webinars for a variety of mental health and wellness topics.
- Mental Health Canada is a directory of mental health professionals across Canada and a resource for a variety of mental diseases and disorders. They can help to connect individuals with counsellors, psychiatrists, psychoanalysts, psychologists, and psychotherapists.
- Fountain of Health is a not-for-profit organization targetted at individuals looking to improve general wellbeing. They have numerous resources including an online app for personalized email check-ins with those who sign up.
- Thefriendshipbench.org provides a list of provincial resources for suicide prevention and tips for dealing with stress.
- Vancouver Psych safety Consulting Incorporated has developed an antidepressant skills workbook.
- Anxiety Canada has a variety of expert tools and resources for defining, understanding, and managing anxiety. They also have developed an app for mobile devices.
- Check out the CSEP physical activity guidelines for those with multiple sclerosis.
- CSEP has developed specific physical activity guidelines and resources for individuals who are pregnant.