Resources for Resistance Training
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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, in bouts of 10 minutes or more. 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.
Resistance training has many important health and quality of life benefits:
Resistance training can be easy to do!
A few tips to get started:
Watch these simple instructional videos developed by Dr. Jonathon Fowles, Faculty and Chair, EIMC-CSEP Liason Committee in partnership with the Canadian Diabetes Association.
EIMC is grateful to Remington Medical for supplying resistance bands to our EIMC Exercise Prescription in Primary Care workshops.