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Arrow BulletLifestyles - Physical Activity Quiz - Take the First Step Towards Getting Active

1. People of all ages need to be active to be healthy. How many Canadians are not active enough to achieve health benefits?

All One-third (1/3)
None Two-thirds (2/3)

2. Benefits of regular physical activity include better posture and balance, stronger muscles and bones, improved self-esteem, increased energy and decreased stress.

True False

3. Physical inactivity is as dangerous to your health as smoking.

True False

4. How much physical activity do experts say adults should do to stay healthy?

10 minutes a day 60 minutes of vigorous activity once a week
30 minutes twice a week Accumulate 60 minutes of light activity a day

5. If you're not active for at least 30 minutes at a time, you will not gain health benefits.

True False

6. To stay healthy, people should choose a variety and range of activities to build endurance, improve strength and maintain flexibility.

True False

7. Walking is one of the best ways to improve health through physical activity for the majority of people.

True False

8. Fifty-seven percent of Canadian children and youth are not active enough for healthy growth and development.

True False

9. The new Canada's Physical Activity Guide for Children and Youth recommend:

Increasing the amount of time they currently spend being physically active by 30 minutes more per day
Decreasing the amount of time spent watching TV, surfing the internet and playing computer games by 30 minutes less per day
Both a. and b.

10. Individuals with disabilities can be physically active and participate in a wide range of activities

True False

11. Active living is…

Having a busy social life.
A way of life in which physical activity is valued
and integrated into daily living.
A community health program.
A community sports program.

Adapted from: Canada's Physical Activity Guide to Healthy Active Living

For more information on physical activity or for a copy of Canada's Physical Activity Guide for Adults, Older Adults, Children and Youth please call Peel Public Health 905-799-7700 or access on line www.phac-aspc.gc.ca/pau-uap/paguide/


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