MHLU - Health Status Resource

Physical Activity

Physical Activity

Key Findings: 
  • In 2011/12, 54.2% of the Middlesex-London population reported being moderately active or active during leisure time activities (Fig. 7.2).
  • Males were significantly more likely to be moderately active or active (Fig. 7.2).
  • There was no significant difference between Middlesex-London, Ontario and the Peer Group.
  • The proportion of the population of Middlesex-London reporting they were inactive during leisure time did not change significantly between 2003 and 2011/12.¬†(Fig. 7.3).
  • Females were significantly more likely to be inactive than males in both 2003 and 2011/12.
Interpretive Notes

Activity is a measured using the average daily energy expended during leisure time activities by the survey respondent in the past three months. Energy Expenditure (EE) is calculated using the frequency and duration per session of the physical activity as well as the MET value of the activity. The MET is a value of metabolic energy cost expressed as a multiple of the resting metabolic rate.

How this Indicator was Calculated: 
Ontario Public Health Standard: 

Population Health Assessment and Surveillance Protocol - Section 1, Subsections b-vi, vii

Chronic Disease Prevention Standard - Requirement #1

Prevention of Injury and Substance Misuse Standard - Requirement #1

Jargon Explained

Canadian Physical Activity Guidelines

The guidelines provide the minimum amount and types of physical activity that offer health benefits for all Canadians of all ages.