Health Reports

A Canadian peer-reviewed journal of population health and health services research

April 2018

Reallocating time between sleep, sedentary and active behaviours: Associations with obesity and health in Canadian adults

by Rachel C. Colley, Isabelle Michaud and Didier Garriguet

Moderate-to-vigorous physical activity (MVPA) and sleep are positively associated with adults’ health, whereas the association with sedentary behaviour (SED) is negative. In addition, light-intensity physical activity (LPA) is emerging as an independent predictor of improved cardiovascular health.

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Health-adjusted life expectancy in Canada

by Tracey Bushnik, Michael Tjepkema and Laurent Martel

Over the past century, life expectancy at birth in Canada has risen substantially to 79.8 years for males, and 83.9 years for females. These increases in the quantity of life say little about the quality of life. How quality of life is keeping pace with the increase in life expectancy is an important health indicator.

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