Joint Statement: Physical Activity – June 2011

The CNA and the CFPC recognize the compelling scientific evidence that physical activity improves health and quality of life, as well as significantly reduces the risks of chronic disease, disability and premature death. We support the recommendations of the Canadian Physical Activity Guidelines, which state: Children and youth “should accumulate at least 60 minutes of moderate- to vigorous-intensity physical activity daily” and adults “should accumulate at least 150 minutes of moderate- to vigorous-intensity aerobic physical activity per week, in bouts of 10 minutes or more.”

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