Patient-Focused Tools


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 Exercise Terminology

Resources for Resistance Training