Sports Activities

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Physical activities are a common form of recreation and a source of well-being, and are key to improving physical fitness and physical and mental health. Physical activities may include introductory, recreational and competitive sports or outdoor activities, fitness training and recreational games incorporating muscle-building. Physical activities may also take the form of organized practices (with adequate supervision) or informal practices (access to facilities and materials, but with minimal supervision). Activities are considered healthy and safe when the focus is on permanently adopting an active lifestyle and when they are carried out in accordance with the safety rules established by sports and recreation federations (regarding facilities, the behaviour of participants, coaches and other sports officials, fair play).

Examples

  • 1) Playing sports in an organized competitive association.
  • 2) Doing sports for fun (football, hockey, soccer, long-distance running, badminton).
  • 3) Participating in outdoor activities (rock climbing, downhill skiing, kayaking), informal practices (volleyball, basketball) and physical fitness training (aerobics, step, swimming).
  • 4) Taking lessons (swimming, snowboarding, judo).