We recently visited the ParticipACTION website and found some great articles on fitness and wellness. We know that our members are very physically active so we hope you enjoy the articles we are sharing!
How Are Canadian Adults Doing?
Only 16% of adults 18 to 79 years are active enough to meet the guidelines and were assigned a ‘D’ for overall physical activity in the first-ever ParticipACTION Adult Report Card.
CLICK HERE to read the findings
Intensity When you Exercise
Moderate-intensity physical activities will cause adults to sweat a little and to breathe harder. On a scale of 0 to 10 (with 10 being an absolute maximum effort and 0 being completely at rest), moderate activities are about a 5 or 6. While doing moderate-intensity activity adults should still be able to talk, but not sing along to their favorite song.
Vigorous-intensity physical activities will cause older adults to sweat and be out of breath. On a scale of 0 to 10 (with 10 being an absolute maximum effort and 0 being completely at rest), vigorous activities are about a 7 or 8. While doing vigorous activity older adults shouldn’t be able to say more than a few words without pausing for a breath. Older adults should do as much vigorous activity as they can.
CLICK HERE to learn more and download your free Canadian Physical Activity Guideline.
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