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Tools for both patients and providers


Follow this link to learn more about the new 2020 CSEP Physical Activity & Sedentary Behaviour Guidelines.

Canadian 24-Hour Movement Guidelines by Age Group: An Integration of Physical Activity, Sedentary Behaviour, and Sleep

Exceptional Teaching Resource by Dr. Mike Evans: 23 and 1/2 hours: What is the single best thing we can do for our health?

This nine-minute video by Dr. Mike Evans has been seen over 3 million times. Why? 

Because it shows in plain language how much even just a half hour of exercise per day can do for your health. Use it as an educational tool with your patients: show it in your waiting room or have patients watch at home with planned follow up discussion. 

View it and share!

Prescription for Health Series by ACSM, a series on today's most common chronic conditions and their exercise prescriptions.

Exercise is Medicine® created the Rx for Health series to provide essential guidelines on exercise for sedentary individuals and those with various chronic diseases and medical conditions. An extensive group of ACSM subject matter experts (including research scientists and clinicians) contributed to the development of this series.

These handouts are designed to be used by health care providers and exercise professionals to support their physical activity recommendations to patients/clients. Each handout can printed and given to a patient or scanned into the electronic health record (EHR) to be added to the after-visit summary (AVS). 

We hope these materials will support your efforts to guide and inspire your patients and clients to become more physically active and achieve the numerous benefits associated with an active lifestyle.


ACSM 7-Minute Workout

  • ACSM's 7-minute HIIT workout is an evidence-based workout meant to ease the struggle of finding time for a workout in your day. Because this tool includes high-intensity exercise, it is recommended that individuals make sure that the workout is safe for them before getting started with it. 

ACSM's Exercise Terminology

Resources for Resistance Training

  • ACSM Resistance Training Inforgraphic
    • ACSM has developed an infographic for those interested in beginning resistance training for health. It has been designed for use by people of any age, and any ability as it describes what the benefits are of regular resistance training and includes an introductory resistance training program.
  • Resistance Training Instructional Videos:
    • The CSEP Canadian Physical Activity Guidelines tell us that, to achieve health benefits, adults age 18-64 years and 65 years and older, should accumulate at least 150 minutes of moderate-to-vigorous intensity aerobic physical activity per week. Importantly, it is also beneficial to add muscle and bone strengthening activities using major muscle groups, at least 2 days per week. Finally, more physical activity provides greater benefits.
    • Watch these simple instructional videos developed by Dr. Jonathon Fowles, Faculty and Chair, EIMC-CSEP Liason Committee in partnership with the Canadian Diabetes Association.
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