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Physical activity

Your eating and physical activity habits can have an impact on your health.

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Benefits of being active and eating well

Along with eating well, being physically active is an important part of healthy living at every age. The benefits of eating well and being active include:

  • lower risk of disease
  • better overall health

Learn more about the benefits of physical activity.

Take a step towards being active

Eat well and be active every day. Check out the Get Active Tip Sheets for ideas on how to include physical activity into your lifestyle.

How much physical activity you need

Children and youth should get at least 60 minutes of moderate to vigorous physical activity each day. Adults, including seniors, should accumulate at least 150 minutes of moderate to vigorous physical activity per week, in bouts of 10 minutes or more.

The Canadian 24-Hour Movement & Activity Guidelines give more guidance on physical activity.

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