Additional resources and support
Please see below for additional resources related to Physical Activity Counselling and Exercise Prescription for Adults.
Exercise is Medicine® Canada (EIMC) http://exerciseismedicine.org/canada/
- 23 ½ Hours – Video
- Canadian Medical Association Policy Statement
- College of Family Physicians of Canada and Canadian Nurses Association Joint Policy Statement
Exercise Is Medicine® Canada Professional Network http://www.exerciseismedicine.org/canada/support_page.php/eimc-professional-network/
- Stay up to date on new research and EIMC events
- Access to advanced training modules on exercise in chronic disease: diabetes, cancer, osteoporosis, behaviour change and more
- Access to the EIMC searchable database of exercise and health professionals
- Access to EIMC resources and tools, such as prescription pads, posters, exercise fact sheets and more
- Register through EIMC Store. An annual registration fee applies.
Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology http://csep.ca/home
- Physical Activity Guidelines for adults and older adults
- Guidelines for special populations: Multiple Sclerosis, Spinal Cord Injury, Parkinson’s Disease
- Guidelines in other languages
- Get Active Questionnaire (pre-screening questionnaire for physical activity participation – replaces the PAR-Q and PAR-Q+)
Diabetes Canada https://www.diabetes.ca/
- Statistics Canada, (2017). Aerobic fitness, body mass index and health-related risk factors. Retrieved from http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/170328/dq170328a-eng.pdf on December 20, 2017.
- Statistics Canada, (2017). Table 117-0019 – Distribution of the household population meeting/not meeting the Canadian physical activity guidelines, by sex and age group, occasional (percentage), CANSIM (database). Accessed from http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/cansim/a26?lang=eng&retrLang=eng&id=1170019&pattern=physical+activity&tabMode=dataTable&srchLan=-1&p1=1&p2=49 on December 20, 2017.
- Tremblay, M; Colley, R et al., (2010). Physiological and health implications of a sedentary lifestyle. Journal of Applied Physiological Nutrition and Metabolism. Vol. 35, 725-740.
- Exercise is Medicine Canada (2014). Guide for Prescribing Exercise: For healthy individuals and individuals with stable chronic health condition(s) but no active injury or acute condition. Retrieved from http://www.exerciseismedicine.org/canada/assets/page_documents/EIMC_Flowchart_Final.pdf on December 20, 2017.
- Jonas, Steven & Phillips Edward M., (2009). ACSM’s Exercise is Medicine: A Clinician’s Guide to Exercise Prescription. Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 262p.