Canadian Physical Activity and Sedentary Behaviour Guidelines
- The Canadian Physical Activity Guidelines outline recommended activity levels to be healthy.
- The Guides have been developed by Health Canada and the Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology to help Canadians of all ages make wise choices about physical activity.
- Inactivity is a serious threat to the health of adults and children.
- For easy ways to get started and a variety of ideas to help you build physical activity into your daily routine go to Canada’s Physical Activity Guide to Healthy Active Living.
Canadian Sedentary Behaviour Guidelines Children and Youth
For health benefits, children (aged 5-11 years) and youth (aged 12-17 years) should minimize the time they spend being sedentary each day. This may be achieved by:
||Limit recreational screen time to no more than 2 hours per day; lower levels are associated with additional health benefits.
||Limit sedentary (motorized) transport, extended sitting and time spent indoors throughout the day