Let's get physical!
Let's get physical!

Part 5: Physical Activity Guidelines - Adults (18-64 yrs)

Physical activity offers a range of benefits for all ages and abilities as part of a healthy lifestyle. According to the Public Health Agency of Canada, physical activity is important across all age ranges. Here’s what they say…

Source: Government of Canada

For Adults (18-64 yrs)

  • Physical activity has been shown to reduce the risk of over 25 chronic conditions, including coronary heart disease, stroke, hypertension, breast cancer, colon cancer, Type 2 diabetes and osteoporosis.

  • Regular physical activity and higher levels of fitness allow daily tasks to be accomplished with greater ease and comfort and with less fatigue. Research shows that as much as half the functional decline between the ages of 30 and 70 is due not to aging itself but to an inactive way of life.


Physical Activity Guideline 18-64

Download and read this handout (Physical Activity Guideline 18-64) to learn more about movement guidelines.

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Source: Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology