Physical Activity Guidelines

Updated: Mar 5

Do you know the Canadian 24-hr movement guidelines? Check them out here for the different age groups and we have summarised them below.


These guidelines are unique, as they are the first evidence-based guidelines to address the whole day.


Evidence shows that sleep, sedentary behaviour and moderate-to-vigorous physical activity are associated with improving risk for chronic disease. More recently, light physical activity consistent activities of daily living, has also been shown to have a positive effect on health.


Visit the website for more detailed guidelines and instructions on physical activity and there are specialist articles and guidelines on different populations and conditions such as during Pregnancy, and for people with multiple sclerosis.


Children & Youth (5-17years)



Adults (18-64)




Adults (65+)



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