HALO alumnus Dr. Allana LeBlanc and HALO Director Dr. Mark Tremblay are among the authors on a paper, “Canadian physical activity guidelines for adults: are Canadians aware?,” that was recently published in Applied Physiology, Nutrition and Metabolism. Citation details and a summary of the paper are below.

Leila Pfaeffli Dale, Allana G. LeBlanc, Krystn Orr, Tanya Berry, Sameer Deshpande, Amy E. Latimer-Cheung, Norm O’Reilly, Ryan E. Rhodes, Mark S. Tremblay, Guy Faulkner. Canadian physical activity guidelines for adults: are Canadians aware? Appl Phys Nutr Metab. 2016;41(9):1008-1011.


The present study evaluated awareness of the Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology’s 2011Canadian Physical Activity Guidelines for Adults and assessed correlates. Reported awareness of the physical activity (PA) guidelines was 12.9% (204/1586) of the total sample surveyed. More than half (55%) self-reported meeting PA guidelines of ≥ 150 min of moderate to vigorous PA per week. Awareness of PA guidelines was significantly related to participants’ level of PA (χ2 (1) = 30.63, p < 0.001, φ = –0.14), but not to any demographic variables.