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Food and Nutrition

Physical Activity


To be active every day is a step towards better health and a healthy body weight.

It is recommended that adults accumulate at least 2 1/2 hours of moderate to vigorous physical activity, each week and that children and youth accumulate at least 60 minutes per day.

You don't have to do it all at once. Choose a variety of activities, spread throughout the week.

Start slowly and build up.

Get ideas and tips on being active.

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