2019 ParticipACTION Report Card on Physical Activity for Adults
According to the blurb prefacing the report, the total health care costs of physical inactivity among Canadians exceed $6.8 billion annually. Yet simply getting 10% of Canadians with low physical activity levels to move more could inject $1.6 billion back into the economy and decrease health care spending by $2.6 billion by 2040.
Canada's 2018 Ranking in the World by ParticipACTION
ParticipACTION and the Active Healthy Kids Global Alliance rated Canada out of 49 countries in a study released in November 2018. The ratings were 24th, for Sedentary Behaviour (D+); 45th for Active Transportation (D-); and 12th for Overall Physical Activity (D+).
Active Healthy Kids Global Alliance (AHKGA) assesses global trends in childhood physical activity
Canada earns low ranking in new global childhood physical activity report; screen time and reliance on technology identified as major culprits.
Four cities promote active living
In May 2018, representatives of the three Founding Cities gathered in London to share the first ever Active Citizens Worldwide (ACW) Report. It was the beginning of what we believed to be a groundbreaking new initiative that had the potential to transform the lives of citizens around the world.
Study Shows Skiing Could Lower Risk of Depression and Dementia
Researchers also looked at incidents of Alzheimer’s among both groups and found the neurological disorder not reduced among the skiers. This finding is actually contradictory to previous studies suggesting physical activity can lower the risk of Alzheimer’s.
Better with Age Move - More Today for a Healthier Tomorrow
Only 16% of adults living in Canada are active enough to meet the recommended guidelines of at least 150 minutes of heart-pumping physical activity each week.