Province launches action plan to get more people moving

The provincial government has launched a five-year action plan to get people moving more and sitting less.

The Let's Get Moving Nova Scotia plan will include education, improved access to funding and partnerships with the private and public sectors.

Actions in year one include supporting workplaces to be more physically active to help increase productivity and decrease absenteeism and introducing a before and after program for pre-primary.

An Active Communities Fund is being created to make it easier for communities to apply for physical activity funding by rolling some existing programs, such as After the Bell and Facility Access, into the new fund. 

The new grant program will open for applications next spring.

More information about Let's Get Moving is available on the provincial government's website.