2019 ParticipACTION report card on physical activity for adults
Available in English and French
ParticipACTION released the first-ever Report Card on Physical Activity of adults and older adults, giving adults living in Canada a “D” for overall physical activity. This report card represents a comprehensive synthesis of the literature and related national-level surveys. It provides a good insight of how Canadian adults are doing on their healthy lifestyle and develops recommendations to help Canadians age better. The Report Card assigns letter grades to 13 different indicators grouped into four categories: Daily Behaviours; Individual Characteristics; Settings & Sources of influence; and Strategies & investments. Highlights of other key grades include: Daily Movement (C); Moderate-to-Vigorous Physical Activity (F); Sleep (B-); Community & Environment (B-); Health & Primary Care Settings (C-); and Strategies & Investments (B-). Some indicators resulted in an inconclusive grade as more research is needed and they include: muscle & bone strength; balance; sedentary behaviours; social support; and workplace.