DID YOU KNOW...
The Canadian Society of Exercise Physiology (CSEP) just released new exercise recommendations after 3 years of research analysis. The research reviewed the current recommendations and its plausibility for preventing chronic disease, morbidity and mortality. The findings of this research, funded by the Public Health Agency of Canada, were published in May 2010.
Here are the updated recommendations for Canadians:
Adults (aged 18 to 65)
For a reduced risk of premature mortality, cardiovascular disease-related events and mortality, stroke, hypertension, colon cancer, breast cancer and type II diabetes, it is recommended to participate in 30 min or more of moderate to vigorous exercise on most days of the week. Greater health benefits appear to occur with higher volumes and/or intensities of activity.
For a reduced risk of osteoporosis, it is recommended that individuals should participate in load bearing activities for 30 min or more on most days of the week.
Older Adults (65+)
The articles, on the Cardiac Health Foundation of Canada website, are presented with the understanding that the Foundation is providing information only and not rendering medical advice. Please check with your family physician, specialist or health care professional before implementing any of the ideas expressed in these articles.