Physical Well-Being

​According to the Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology, "To achieve health benefits, adults ages 18-65 should accumulate at least 150 minutes of moderate to vigorous aerobic physical activity per week in bouts of 10 minutes or more". This doesn't mean that you have to go to the gym 6 days a week or training for a marathon. There are many different ways you can move more.

Navigate this section to help you get started, stay motivated and achieve your fitness goals. You will find Canadian Physical Activity Guidelines, Apps for tracking your physical activity, activities to get moving around campus, and ongoing activities such as McGill Athletics fitness activities. 

Apps FitOn

List of books from the McGill Library on physical activity
Pairing Exercise with Activity New Tools for Inspiring Active Lifestyles

Physical Activity Guidelines

18-64 years
65 years and older
Canada's Physical Activity Guide


SAFE (Senior Adult Fitness Exercises)

Kinesiology Services McGill’s Department of Kinesiology and Physical Education can help you achieve your exercise goals through their program internships. They offer lunchtime training and ergonomic assessments at a low cost. Click here for more information. 


Are you looking for ways to get more active? Visit these resources to help you improve all aspects of your fitness.

Moving on the job

    Chair based exercises

    McGill Recreation: Staff Fitness and McGill MacDonald Athletics

    Physical Activity can help you work better

    Stair climbing: It only takes a few minutes to improve cardiovascular health

    Stretches for the office

    Office exercises 

    Exercising at home

    HASfit - Free fitness programs and videos to motivate you to get and stay fit

    Fitness Blender- Free workout videos for every fitness level

    Body Project- Motivating workouts to do from home

    Yoga with Adriene- A mission of getting yoga into homes

    Walking & Running

    12 week beginners walking program schedule.




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