Resources - Canadian 24-Hour Movement Guidelines

The Canadian 24-Hour Movement Guidelines for Children and Youth: An Integration of Physical Activity, Sedentary Behaviour and Sleep are the first evidence-based guidelines to address the whole day. Released in June 2016 in conjunction with the annual ParticipACTION Report Card the Guidelines were developed in a partnership between The Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology (CSEP), HALO Research Institute, The Conference Board of Canada, The Public Health Agency of Canada and ParticipACTION. To access the guidelines click here.

The CSEP website hosts a variety of resources related to the new Guidelines including a webinar, a development report, and a link to a special supplement of Applied Physiology, Nutrition and Metabolism that features a series of articles on the development and implementation of the guidelines. To access the website click here.

On Sept. 29, 2016 Dr. Peter Katzmarzyk was hosted by the University of Manitoba, Health, Leisure and Human Performance Research Institute to make a presentation on the Movement Guidelines. Dr. Katzmarzyk was on the development team for the guidelines. To access a recording of the presentation click here

The Canadian 24-Hour Movement Guidelines for the Early Years combine physical activity and sedentary behaviour guidelines into one, and include sleep; showing the interrelationship between all three behaviours. Canadian kids aged four and under are spending too much time in front of screens, which prevents them from meeting new movement behaviour guidelines. To access the guidelines and related resources click here