If you are in crisis, emotional distress, or at risk of suicide call 9-1-1, go to the local hospital emergency room, or call the mental health crisis line at 613-544-4229 or if you are a KHSC staff member, contact Homewood Human Solutions at 1-800-663-1142. Someone is there to help.

Physical Activity & Exercise

Simple Steps You Can Take to Get Active The connection between physical activity and health is well established. But being active doesn't have to mean joining a gym or an exercise class. There are simple ways to increase your physical activity and improve both your physical and mental well-being. Here are some examples:

  • Take 15 minutes at lunch to go for a walk - will benefit your body, clear your head and help to relieve stress.
  • Take a few minutes to stretch between meetings
  • Say no to the elevator and take the stairs instead
  • Don't worry about parking, ride your bike or walk to work
  • Read more on simple ways get active now...

Getting Started

Want to get active but not sure where to begin? Start by checking your readiness for fitness by completing the on-line Physical Activity Readiness Questionaire (PAR-Q+) to rule out any underlying health conditions that could worsen with exercise, a PDF version is also available. 

Learn why active living is vital to your health and how you and your family can replace sedentary activities with more active and healthier choices everyday in the Canadian Physical Activity Guidelines for Adults. A PDF version is also available for all ages and stages of life. 


Exercise Toolkit

The City of Kingston offers parks, trails, running/cycling paths, and other ways for you and your family to be active.


Corporate Gym Memberships

Corporate Gym Memberships are available to all KHSC employees making it more affordable to achieve and maintain an active and fit lifestyle. For more information contact KHSC Occupational Health x4389.

KHSC Staff are now entitled to a 20% discount off the Annual Wellness Memberships offered by the City of Kingston for use at the Artillery Park Aquatic Centre, Invista Fitness & Wellness Centre, or both. See rates here. To join, complete corporate membership form for discount and call ext 4389 for enrollment process.


 

Omega Fit Club Discounted memberships available at Omega Fit Club: Annual membership of $375.00 plus applicable taxes payment in lump sum or equal monthly option. To sign up or for more information visit the Omega Fit Club with your KHSC Photo ID.


Discounted Goodlife Memberships are available to KHSC employees and their families. Review the Corporate Discount and get registered today. Visit the Goodlife Fitness website for more information about their facilities, classes, and locations. Check out the latest news and updates on healthy living, fitness and nutrition advice, success stories, and upcoming events on the GoodLife Blog. Check out this months Fit Tip.


YMCA KGH Staff MembershipYMCA of Kingston is offering KHSC staff an "All Inclusive Family Membership" for $121.75 +HST monthly with no activation fee and kids' swimming lessons and youth recreation included. Visit www.kingston.ymca.ca for more information about the YMCA facilities, classes, and Kingston locations or membership options. 

 

The KHSC Fitness Centre at the Hotel Dieu Hospital site is open to current KHSC staff and volunteers and is located on Mary Alice 1 (behind the Eye Clinic).  The Centre includes exercise equipment (both cardiovascular and strength) and change rooms.  Body bars, weights, steps, bands and fitness balls are available for use.  The Fitness Centre is open 24 hours per day with swipe access to all members in good standing.  Each member is required to pay an annual $50 membership fee.  For more information about purchasing a membership and becoming a member, access the Fitness Centre Flyer.  KHSC Site Waiver & Release of Liability Form and PAR-Q Questionnaire.


Health & Fitness Initiatives at KHSC

Stay tuned to the KHSC Events Calendar to find out what other fitness initiatives are underway including on site fitness classes. To sign up for a fitness class participants are required to complete the Waiver & Release of Liability Form, and PAR-Q Questionnaire.

Contact us to tell us what health & fitness activities you'd like to see at KHSC or consider becoming a Wellness Champion.


As associate professor in the Department of Family Medicine and Public Health at the University of Toronto, preventative medicine is a key interest of Dr. Mike Evans'. Watch his video 23 and 1/2 hours: What is the single most important thing you can do for your health, a compelling yet simple message on what you can do to improve your health. Read more about Dr. Mike Evans here.

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