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Just released: Canada’s 24-Hour Movement Guidelines for Adults

Oct 15, 2020 | Mobility

Canada’s first 24-Hour Movement Guidelines for Adults were released today and include information specific to those aged 65 and over. Schlegel Research Chair in Mobility and Aging Lora Giangregorio contributed to the development of these exciting new resources.

Developed in partnership with the Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology, Public Health Agency of Canada, Queen’s University and ParticipACTION, these guidelines integrate recommendations for physical activity, sedentary behaviour and sleep. This is the first time there are recommendations on various types of physical activity woven together with guidance on sedentary and sleep behaviours.

The guidelines focus on three core recommendations: move more, reduce sedentary time and sleep well. Recommendations include adding movement of various intensities throughout the day, limiting recreational screen time, and aiming for 7-8 hours of sleep for those 65 and over.

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