Today’s Reading List: Canadians missing a beat over their own health

The Conference Board of Canada released a research project yesterday, that uncovered that Canadians are moving too little, sitting too long and not eating or sleeping adequately.

The report calls for a sense of urgency to support Canadians in adopting healthier lifestyles and a culture of wellness.

Some of the research highlights from the report include:

  • Several chronic conditions has risen since 2003 including diabetes and pain or discomfort that prevents activities.
  • Stagnant or declining levels of Canadians who lead healthy active lives are associated with increases in chronic conditions.
  • Almost one-third of children are overweight or obese, which increases the risk of developing conditions such as cardiovascular disease, cancer, hypertension, diabetes or depression.

The research will be part of the Conference Board’s Health Summit 2014: Aging, Chronic Disease and Wellness being held this month in Toronto.

You can find more information in the report via the Conference Board of Canada.

Posted on October 23, 2014 in Health in the News, Reading List

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