Physical Activity Guidelines
Everyone knows that physical activity is good for them. But not everyone knows how much physical activity they need to stay healthy or the health benefits of being physically active. Our bodies are made and designed to move and be active. Make it a choice everyday to build physical activity into your day. Being physically active is important for every age group.
The Canadian Physical Activity Guidelines can help you know just how much physical activity you need to improve and maintain health benefits. The guidelines provide recommendations for the minimum amount of physical activity for the following age groups:
- Early Years (0-4 years)
- Children (5-11 years)
- Youth (12-17 years)
- Adults (18-64 years)
- Older Years (65 years and older)
To Learn more about the Canadian Physical Activity Guidelines go to www.csep.ca/guidelines
Consult with your health care provider before you start any new physical activity or increase the level of activity you have been doing.