Physical activity guidelines
Canadian Physical Activity Guidelines recommend all adults (18 and older) should accumulate at least 150 minutes of moderate-to-vigorous physical activity per week to help reduce the risk of chronic disease and help to:
- Maintain functional independence
- Maintain mobility
- Improve fitness
- Improve or maintain body weight
- Maintain bone health and,
- Maintain mental health and feel better
Minds in Motion offers a home component to help all participants meet the 2 ½ hours (that’s 21 minutes a day!) of activity stated in the guidelines.
Also, because Minds in Motion is being offered in community recreation centres, older adult centres or similar community-based multi-service organizations, participants will be introduced to additional recreational opportunities which could also help them meet the recommended 2 ½ hours.
Did you know: If only 10% of currently inactive Ontarians were to become active in accordance to the Canadian Physical Activity Guidelines, up to 1,200 individuals could decrease their risk of developing Alzheimer’s?