An alarming number of Canadians are moving too little, sitting too long, not eating well, not getting enough sleep, and smoking and drinking too much. Despite more information on what makes us sick, progress in healthy active living has stagnated. Making progress on these behaviours could mean significant benefits to the health care system, the economy, employers, and all Canadians. The Canadian Alliance for Sustainable Health Care has launched a new research series Moving Ahead: Healthy Active Living in Canada which will culminate in recommendations on how to move forward on the healthy active living agenda.
This recorded webinar outlines the preliminary findings from a Conference Board research series to promote and improve healthy active living with a focus on the economic benefits of reducing physical inactivity and sedentary behaviour in the Canadian population.