Report shows moving a little more will have economic & physical benefits!


On Oct. 24, 2014, the Conference Board of Canada produced a report (The Economic Impact of Reducing Physical Inactivity and Sedentary Behavior) on some of the economic as well as physical benefits of physical activity on Canadians of all ages. The report finds that moving a little more goes a long way!

“… getting just 10% of Canadian adults to sit less and move more would reduce Canada’s health care costs by 2.6 billion and inject $7.5 billion into the Canadian economy by year 2040.”

“The report (see attached) estimates that the benefits would start to show as early as 2020, if…starting in 2015 — 10 per cent of Canadians sit less, walk more each week, and increase their daily physical activity.” Read more…