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Toronto for fitness lovers: 6 fun ways to get active

Toronto for fitness lovers: 6 fun ways to get active - Chatelaine

CMHA is partnering with Ontario's Conservation Areas on the Healthy Hikes campaign! Spend time hiking this summer and track your progress for a chance to win great prizes. Check out the infographic below to see the benefits of nature on your mental and physical health!

Canada’s capital city of Ottawa offers a hefty dose of Victorian architecture, cultural attractions, and the great outdoors. A 20-minute drive outside the city, you’ll find Nordik Spa-Nature, North America’s largest nature spa, best known for its regenerative baths. For a more active day, set out on an urban adventure with Ottawa City Rafting, or rent a bike and cycle through miles of recreational pathways, stopping at historic sites along the way.

Skating on the Rideau Canal in Ottawa, Ontario. My friend skates his way to work frequently in the winter... how cool!!

CANADA'S LARGEST MINI GOLF ATTRACTION!!!As one of the nation’s largest miniature golf courses, Dinosaur Adventure Golf features two 18-hole courses: "Raptor" and "T-Rex" (A Total of 36 Holes); 3 distinct decorative ponds with fast-moving rapids and bubblers; and a 50 foot high “active” steam-erupting volcano that lets golfers play directly through a realistically eerie, cavernous volcanic interior on their way to the 18th hole.

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Six Great Ways to Boost Your Natural Defense System This Fall

Fall’s crispy, sunny days are perfect for a vigorous hike. Even 20 to 30 minutes of exercise a day can help charge up the immune system, keeping antibodies and white cells moving through the body in an active search for bacteria and viruses to attack. The increase in physical activity also works wonders for circulation, triggering the release of pathogen-fighting immune cells. Moderate workouts are the key to bolstering immunities, as extremely strenuous activities such as marathon running…

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