New Canadian Fitness Guidelines

…have been released this Monday!  Click here for the full article.

“The guidelines, released Monday, call for an hour a day of moderate to vigorous activity for children and teens ages 5 through 17. That doesn’t mean just strolling to school, but exerting themselves enough to sweat a little and breathe harder through activities like bike riding, skating or running around the playground.

At least three days a week, kids and youth should also engage in tougher exercise that makes them sweat and get out of breath, like running, swimming or rollerblading, the guidelines say.

Adults and seniors need 150 minutes of moderate to vigorous activity, or a total of 2.5 hours a week, in bouts of 10 minutes or more.

They are also advised to add muscle and bone-strengthening activities using major muscle groups at least twice a week.”

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