SubscriptionsGo to the Subscriptions Centre to manage your:My ProfileCanadian children and teens should try to get at least 60 minutes of exercise a day, according to new guidelines that lower the bar for couch potatoes.The Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology (CSEP) and ParticipACTION unveiled the new recommendations Wednesday after three years of research.The current guidelines say those aged five to 17 should achieve at least 90 minutes of physical activity a day, adults should achieve 30 to 60 minutes of moderate to vigorous physical activity and older adults 30 to 60 minutes of moderate physical activity most days of the week.But a report card released two weeks ago by Active Healthy Kids Canada suggested only 12 per cent of young Canadians actually meet the current recommendation.The new recommendations include:Children and youth aged five to 17: At least 60 minutes, and up to several hours, of moderate physical activity each day.Adults aged 18 to 65: At least 150 minutes per week of moderate intensity physical activity that can be achieved in bouts at least 10 minutes long.Adults over 65: At least 150 minutes per week of moderate intensity physical activity.The CESP hopes to work with the Public Health Agency of Canada to revise Canada’s existing physical activity guidelines to reflect the new findings.Read moreYour Interview: How to get your kids activePhysical activity: In your opinion, would lowering physical activity guidelines be good or bad for public health? Comment or take our poll.Are you and your family getting enough physical activity?survey software(This poll is not scientific. It is based on readers’ votes.)Internet freedom: Should government have the ability to shut down the internet?The Egyptian government shut down access to the internet and the country’s cellphone data network early Friday, according to media reports. Internet and cellphone data service was unavailable throughout the country, making it impossible for news of the protests.
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I was interested how the bike was in terms of speed when compared a full sized non folding bike. I was surprized at the results of the data I have gotten so far. Given the fact that the wheels are only 7.5 ” (this is the masured size of the wheels) and the bike has only 42 gear inches, the following time and speed where recorded on it’s first time out..