24 Hour Movement & Activity 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 24 Hour Movement Guidelines for the Early Years (0-4 Years) - An Integration of Physical Activity, Sedentary Behaviour, and Sleep

Canadian 24 Hour Movement Guidelines for Children and Youth - An Integration of Physical Activity, Sedentary Behaviour, and Sleep

 

Canadian Physical Activity Guidelines for Adults

To achieve health benefits, adults aged 18-64 years should accumulate at least 150 minutes of moderate- to vigorous-intensity aerobic physical activity per week, in bouts of 10 minutes or more.
It is also beneficial to add muscle and bone strengthening activities using major muscle groups, at least 2 days per week.
More daily physical activity provides greater health benefits.

 

Canadian Physical Activity Guidelines for Older Adults

To achieve health benefits and improve functional abilities, adults aged 65 years and older should accumulate at least 150 minutes of moderate- to vigorous-intensity aerobic physical activity per week, in bouts of 10 minutes or more.
It is also beneficial to add muscle and bone strengthening activities using major muscle groups, at least 2 days per week.
Those with poor mobility should perform physical activities to enhance balance and prevent falls.
More daily physical activity provides greater health benefits.
 

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