Did you know that Canada has 24-Hour Movement Guidelines!?
Following the guidelines can help you obtain health benefits and live your best life.
Your physical therapist can share more detailed recommendations and help you develop a plan to make the most of your day.
Our motto when it comes to exercise is: Something is better than nothing!
Committing even a small, consistent amount of time to exercise can make a difference to your health.
Make the most of your day by adding different types of movement at various intensity levels including muscle strengthening, aerobic exercise and even standing.
Physical activity doesn’t need to feel overwhelming or all consuming, we can do a lot with 30 seconds of your time if that’s all you have to give right now!
Do you know how much sedentary time is too much?
The Canadian 24-Hour Guidelines for Adults recommends no more than 3 hours of recreational screen time. Make sure you have strategies in place to break up long periods of sitting when working, driving and screen time.
An important part of healing and recovery depends on getting enough quality sleep.
This is an issue we talk a lot about with active teens who often have late night or early morning training sessions, competitions or games. Teens should be sleeping 8 to 10 hours per night, inadequate sleep can delay recovery and increase risk of injury.
As adults, we can struggle to prioritize sleep despite knowing the benefits. Learn how much sleep you should be getting, how to optimize your sleep and strategies to help you prioritize sleep!
There are detailed guidelines for different age groups. A physical therapist is able to review these guidelines with you, answer any questions you may have and help you develop strategies to make the most of every 24 hours!
Use the links below to review the guidelines for your age group. You can also find more information online at csepguidelines.ca