Being physically active is one of the best ways to reduce your risk of developing a number of chronic diseases, including heart disease and stroke.
There are new physical activity guidelines that have been released for all age groups. For adults, the guidelines now cover those aged 18 to 64 years and recommend 150 minutes of moderate- to vigorous-intensity aerobic physical activity per week. This guideline is also the same for older adults, 65 years of age and older.
Evidence shows a clear relationship between increased levels and intensities of physical activity and increased health benefits, and suggests that people can still benefit from physical activity done in 10 minute segments.
To learn more about increasing your physical activity to improve your health, call the Health Unit toll-free at 1-866-888-4577.
Canadian Physical Activity Guidelines for Adults - 18 to 64 years
Canadian Physical Activity Guidelines for Older Adults - 65 years and older