The McMaster Okanagan Committee has identified promoting physical activity and reducing sedentary behaviour as one of our priority areas for action. A Physical Activity Sub-Committee, composed of faculty, staff, and students from across the university and the broader community, was created to address and inform ways to support this priority.
The Okanagan Physical Activity Sub-Committee will evaluate and inform ways to support this priority. Based on the terms of reference of the McMaster Okanagan Committee, the objectives of this working group are to:
- Record and summarize McMaster’s ongoing initiatives and activities involving physical activity; and
- Support the Okanagan Charter’s Call to Action by considering and recommending additional initiatives and activities that might be undertaken.
Our mission is to help McMaster community members move more and sit less to support their well-being, help them achieve their full potential and create a healthy and thriving McMaster community. We will do this by aiding the community with:
- Provide recreational facilities, programs and spaces that meet their needs.
- Enable users to be able to easily find, access and understand the physical activity options available to them.
- Feel supported and encouraged to incorporate physical activity into their day.
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Canadian 24-Hour Movement Guidelines: An Integration of Physical Activity, Sedentary Behaviour, and Sleep (CSEP)
The McMaster Physical Activity Sub-Committee’s recommendations are based off of the Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology (CSEP) organization. CSEP’s 24-Hour Movement Guidelines include: Adults aged 18-64 years should participate in a range of physical activities (e.g., weight bearing/non-weight bearing, sport and recreation) in a variety of environments (e.g., home/work/community; indoors/outdoors; land/water) and contexts (e.g., leisure, transportation, occupation, household) across all seasons. Adults aged 18-64 years should limit long periods of sedentary behaviours and should practice healthy sleep hygiene (routines, behaviours, and environments conducive to sleeping well).
To learn more about CSEP and their 24-Hour Movement Guidelines, click here.