An Integration of Physical Activity, Sedentary Behaviour, and Sleep

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These guidelines are unique because they don’t just focus on a single movement behaviour, but instead look at how all these integrate together. There are three core recommendations to keep in mind:

  • Move More – including moderate to vigorous physical activity, but for the first time the guidelines call out that light physical activity, including standing, matter too;
  • Reduce Sedentary Time; and
  • Sleep Well.

Replacing sedentary behaviour with additional physical activity and trading light physical activity for more moderate to vigorous physical activity, while preserving sufficient sleep, can provide greater health benefits.

Canadian 24 hour movement guidelines for adults +65 and older
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