Guidelines: 24-hour Movement - For Adults 65+

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Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology (CSEP), Public Health Agency of Canada, Queen’s University, ParticipACTION
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Oct 15, 2020 - Introducing Canada's first 24-hour Movement Guidelines for Adults (65+). These guidelines were developed by the Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology (CSEP), the Public Health Agency of Canada, Queen’s University, ParticipACTION, and a network of researchers and stakeholders from across Canada.

These Guidelines offer clear direction on what a healthy 24 hours looks like for Canadian adults (aged 18-64 years and) 65 years or older, featuring a unique approach that doesn’t just focus on a single movement behaviour, but instead looks at how all they all integrate together. This is the first time there are recommendations on various types of physical activity woven together with guidance on sedentary and sleep behaviours for these age groups.

These Guidelines couldn’t come at a better time. Social distancing measures and economic challenges have fueled unprecedented physical and mental stress for so many of us. We hope Canadians come to view these recommendations as an essential foundation for our overall health.

Visit Participaction's Guidelines webpage for more resources and tips on how adults can stay active. 

For more information and a copy of these guidelines, click here.