Physical Activity

About


Physical activity plays an important role in the health, well-being and quality of life of Canadians. People who are physically active live longer, healthier lives. Active people are more productive, and more likely to avoid illness and injury.

Articles and Publications


Patient Education Materials on Physical Activity

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Physical inactivity is the fourth leading risk factor for death worldwide, and low cardiorespiratory fitness exposes a patient to a greater risk of dying than does smoking, obesity, hypertension, or high cholesterol. Current estimates show that four out of five Canadians are not meeting national physical activity guidelines. The good news is that physicians are starting to become more engaged on this issue. Seven evidence-based patient handouts were created based on the most commonly presenting chronic conditions in family practice, employing extensive patient and provider input.
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Resources


Blank Log 1: Early Years

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Canadian Physical Activity Guidelines

Canadian Centre for Activity and Aging

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Canadian Physical Activity Guidelines

Canadian Physical Activity Guidelines Posters and Workshop Posters

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Canadian Physical Activity Guidelines

Exercise is Medicine® Canada (EIMC)

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Canadian Physical Activity Guidelines

Overview

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Canadian Physical Activity Guidelines

Physical activity and your health

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Physical activity is important for being healthy. Canadians of all ages need to move more and sit less as part of their everyday to help them achieve their optimal health.

Walk/Run to a Smoke-Free Life

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Run to Quit

Documents


Guidelines for Adults (18-64 years)

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Canadian Physical Activity Guidelines

Guidelines for Children (5-11 years)

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Canadian Physical Activity Guidelines

Guidelines for Older Adults (65 years and older)

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Canadian Physical Activity Guidelines

Guidelines for the Early Years (aged 0-4 years)

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Canadian Physical Activity Guidelines

Guidelines for Youth (12-17 years)

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Canadian Physical Activity Guidelines

Physical activity during & after cancer treatment

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This resource talks about how physical activity may affect your health during and after cancer treatment. It should be used along with additional information given to you from your family doctor.

Physical activity for diabetes management

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This resource talks about how physical activity may affect your metabolic health. It should be used along with additional information given to you from your family doctor.

Physical activity for your cardiovascular health

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This resource talks about how physical activity may affect your cardiovascular health. It should be used along with additional information given to you from your family doctor.

Physical activity for your lung health

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This resource talks about how physical activity may affect your lung health. It should be used along with additional information given to you from your family doctor.

Physical activity for your mental health

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This resource talks about how physical activity may affect your mental health. It should be used along with additional information given to you from your family doctor.

Physical activity for your muscle, bone, and joint health

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This resource talks about how physical activity may affect you when you have health concerns related to your muscles, bones, and joints. It should be used along with additional information given to yo

Physical activity for your neurological health

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This resource talks about how physical activity may affect your neurological health. It should be used along with additional information given to you from your family doctor.

Tools


Osteoarthritis (OA) Tool

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Osteoarthritis