Physical Activity

Being physically active is an important part of being healthy. Unfortunately, many Canadians are not active enough to reduce their risk of a range of health issues including cardiovascular and respiratory diseases, diabetes and some cancers.

What you will find

These resources provide Canadian and international information to help you plan programs that promote physical activity. For more information, please visit the Best Practices section for interventions related to physical activity.

Data

A first step to planning a program or policy change on physical activity is to understand the topic through surveillance data:

Canadian Data

Provincial/Territorial Data

Alberta

Nova Scotia

Nunavut

Ontario

Quebec

International Data

Europe

New Zealand

Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development

United States

World Health Organization

Government Strategies (Frameworks, Action Plans, etc.)

Canadian Strategies

Aboriginal

Provincial/Territorial Strategies

Alberta

Manitoba

New Brunswick

Northwest Territories

Nova Scotia

Nunavut

Ontario

Prince Edward Island

Quebec

Yukon

International Strategies

Australia

Finland

United Kingdom

United States

World Health Organisation

Guidance

Canadian Guidance

Provincial/Territorial Guidance

Ontario

Saskatchewan

International Guidance

Australia

New Zealand

Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development

United Kingdom

National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence

United States

World Health Organization

Policy approaches from the World Health Organization – Europe

Systematic Reviews of the Research

Selected reviews from HealthEvidence.org:

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