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Previous Canadian studies (Pampalon, 1991; CFLRI, 1999), which included both children and adults, suggest that rural residents are not as physically active as their urban counterparts.
At the time of the study, the Canadian Fitness and Lifestyle Research Institute (CFLRI) adopted the guideline for physical activity suggested by Corbin, Pangrazi, and Welk (1994) which recommended that children participate in daily physical activity at a moderate to vigorous intensity level with a duration of activity necessary to expend at least 6 to 8 kcal/kg/day, which is equivalent to 60 minutes of moderate to vigorous physical activity that may be distributed in three or more activity sessions each day.
Although direct comparison is difficult due to differences in methodology, national studies (Statistics Canada, 1998, Health Canada, 1999, CFLRI, 1999) of both rural and urban children found similar results and suggest that Canadian children regardless of where they live, are not active enough to obtain optimal health benefits.