Mental health is the capacity to feel, think and act in ways that enhance our ability to enjoy life, realize our own potential, deal with challenges, and contribute to society (Mental Health Commission of Canada).
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This health status report on Active Living and Healthy Eating in Windsor and Essex County was prepared by the Health Unit with the goal of describing local statistics, emerging trends, and at-risk populations as it relates to active living, healthy eating, and healthy weights within Windsor-Essex County.
Being confident and competent in your physical ability can make a big difference. Research has shown that staying active throughout life depends on this confidence, which can be developed in childhood.
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The percentage of individuals in Windsor-Essex County who report that they have heart disease is presented below. The impact that age and sex, as well as various social variables have on rates is also presented.