Is it True that Movement is Medicine? Here are just a few “headlines” from hundreds of recent studies that spotlight the role of movement in curing or easing the symptoms of various diseases and conditions.  Psychology Today provides a summary of the evidence!

Adult Physical Activity Report

Based on objectively measured data, 16% of adults 18 to 79 years living in Canada achieve at least 150 minutes of weekly Moderate to Vigorous Physical Activity in bouts of 10 minutes or more:

  • 16% of 18-to 34-year-old adults
  • 15% of 35-to 49-year-old adults
  • 19% of 50-to 64-year-old adults
  • 15% of 65-to 79-year-old adults

The World Health Organization released information identifying the benefits of Physical Activity in relation to COVID-19 :

Regular physical activity benefits both the body and mind. It can reduce high blood pressure, help manage weight and reduce the risk of heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes, and various cancers – all conditions that can increase susceptibility to COVID-19. Regular physical activity can help give our days a routine and be a way to stay in contact with family and friends. It’s also good for our mental health – reducing the risk of depression, cognitive decline and delay the onset of dementia – and improve overall feelings  More here