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The 24-Hour Movement Guidelines

Make your whole day matter

Canada’s first ever 24-Hour Movement Guidelines offer clear direction on what a healthy 24 hours looks like for everyone living in Canada. 

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An integration of physical activity, sedentary behaviour, and sleep

These guidelines are unique because they don’t just focus on a single movement behaviour, but instead look at how all these integrate together. This is the first time there are recommendations on various types of physical activity woven together with guidance on sedentary and sleep behaviours.

0 - 4 Years

Infants, toddlers and preschoolers need to move, sleep and sit the right amounts.

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5 - 17 Years

Guidelines encourage kids to sweat, step, sleep and sit the right amounts each day.

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18 - 64 Years

Guidelines to help adults move more, reduce sedentary time, and sleep well.

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65+ Years

Guidelines to help older adults move more, reduce sedentary time, and sleep well.

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