Resources for Physicians

The Heartland Prescription is a health promotion tool, part of our campaign promoting greater physical activity among Nova Scotians of all ages and abilities.  Our basic message reflects the Canadian Guidelines for physical activity.  More activity is better.

The Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology

This organization has developed and published the established guidelines for the minimum amount of physical activity needed to promote well-being.  They are grouped by age category.  Canada’s guideline reflects a global consensus.

This is a background article on the development of the Canadian Guidelines.

Exercise is Medicine

Health Care Providers Action Plan. 

Physical activity prescription: a critical opportunity to address a modifiable risk factor for the prevention and management of chronic disease: a position statement by the Canadian Academy of Sport and Exercise Medicine.