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CASEM urges provincial government to ease restrictions on access to safe outdoor exercise


Almost one year ago today, CASEM released this Statement advocating for the opening of outdoor public spaces for access to physical activity.  The benefits of exercise both for physical and mental health as well as for the prevention of COVID are well recognized.  The safety of exercising outside with physical distancing maintained is also supported by medical evidence, hence the title of our Statement: ‘Stay Active, Stay Safe’

We ask the Ford Government in Ontario to end these closures and allow Ontario residents greater access to safe outdoor exercise.



About the Canadian Academy of Sport and Exercise Medicine

The CASEM was developed because of specific medical problems presented at the 1968 Summer Olympics in Mexico, and became officially incorporated on June 8, 1970. Since that time it has evolved from an organization providing medical care to elite athletes at international events to the leading source of information and expertise in the art and science of sport medicine.

About Sport and Exercise Medicine Physicians

Sport and Exercise Medicine physicians have specialized training and skills that position them to be caregivers for active patients of all ages. They have an interest in the promotion of lifelong wellness and fitness, as well as in prevention, diagnosis and management of illness and injury related or affecting sport and physical activity.

Media Contact:
Dawn Haworth
Executive Director, CASEM
Instagram: @cansportmed