Early in 2018 the Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology assembled a Consensus Panel representing national organizations, content experts, methodologists, stakeholders, and end-users and followed an established guideline development procedure to create the Canadian 24-Hour Movement Guidelines for Adults aged 18–64 years and Adults aged 65 years or older: an integration of physical activity, sedentary behaviour, and sleep. These guidelines complete the suite of 24-Hour Movement Guidelines for Canadians across the lifespan. Consistent with the process used to develop the 2 previous Canadian 24-Hour Movement Guidelines for the Early Years (Tremblay et al. 2017) and Children and Youth (Tremblay et al. 2016), the development process for the adult guidelines was informed and guided by the Appraisal of Guidelines for Research and Evaluation (AGREE) II instrument (Brouwers et al. 2016), the engagement of guideline development methodologists, and the experience gained from earlier guideline development efforts. This supplement has been prepared to chronicle, capture, catalogue and preserve the background research and processes that led to the guidelines, and to present the final guidelines themselves. A summary paper provides details on the process followed to arrive at the Canadian 24-Hour Movement Guidelines for Adults aged 18–64 years and Adults aged 65 years or older: an integration of physical activity, sedentary behaviour, and sleep and presents the final guidelines and related preambles, in both English and French (Ross et al. 2020).
Mark S. Tremblay
Senior Scientist, CHEO Research Institute