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University of Calgary Active Living Program Guide Winter 2013 Program Guide : Page 4

WELCOME MESSAGE This Winter, be a fox, not a bear! When it comes to Winter I’ve noticed there seem to be two types of people: bears and foxes. Bears approach winter with dread and prepare to hunker down in their caves until the spring comes around. Foxes, on the other hand, adapt, embrace the season and stay active all year round. The goal of our University of Calgary Active Living Guide is to give you foxes some great health and fitness options and -just maybe -to convert a few of you bears into foxes! Learning a new physical activity or sport is good for you on many different levels. It teaches your body new skills and can improve your coordination and balance. Our research shows that exercise is as good for your brain as it is for the rest of your body. It also makes you less prone to depression and burns a few extra calories, which may also help you resemble a fox more than a bear, when spring comes again! We’ve been adapting a lot here at UofC Active Living too. We’ve made a number of changes to integrate our considerable outdoor program offerings with the expertise of our health and fitness program offerings, creating new, exciting programs that you can’t find anywhere else. So if you’ve made the commitment not to hibernate this year, you’ll find a wealth of activity options indoor and out in this program guide, and in our Outdoor Centre Guide. Good health to you, and enjoy the winter. To good health and good choices! “Our research shows that exercise is as good for your brain as it is for the rest of your body.” Kurt Kinnear Director, Active Living and the Outdoor Centre 4 U OF C ACTIVE LIVING | WINTER RECREATION GUIDE 2013

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Kurt Kinnear

“Our research shows that exercise is as good for your brain as it is for the rest of your body.”

This Winter, be a fox, not a bear!

When it comes to Winter I’ve noticed there seem to be two types of people: bears and foxes. Bears approach winter with dread and prepare to hunker down in their caves until the spring comes around. Foxes, on the other hand, adapt, embrace the season and stay active all year round. The goal of our University of Calgary Active Living Guide is to give you foxes some great health and fitness options and - just maybe - to convert a few of you bears into foxes!Learning a new physical activity or sport is good for you on many different levels. It teaches your body new skills and can improve your coordination and balance. Our research shows that exercise is as good for your brain as it is for the rest of your body. It also makes you less prone to depression and burns a few extra calories, which may also help you resemble a fox more than a bear, when spring comes again! We’ve been adapting a lot here at U ofC Active Living too. We’ve made a number of changes to integrate our considerable outdoor program offerings with the expertise of our health and fitness program offerings, creating new, exciting programs that you can’t find anywhere else. So if you’ve made the commitment not to hibernate this year, you’ll find a wealth of activity options indoor and out in this program guide, and in our Outdoor Centre Guide. Good health to you, and enjoy the winter.

To good health and good choices!

Kurt Kinnear

Director, Active Living and the Outdoor Centre

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