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 Oâ€™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 Physiologyâ€™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 â‰Ą 150 min of moderate to vigorous PA per week. Awareness of PA guidelines was significantly related to participantsâ€™ level of PA (Ď‡2 (1) = 30.63, p < 0.001, Ď† = â€“0.14), but not to any demographic variables.