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% of adults indicating light physical activity compared to pre-pandemic

Canada Somewhat or much less Same Somewhat or much more Unsure/NA
Total 20% 55% 23% 1%
Men 19% 58% 22% -
Women 21% 53% 24% -
Age        
18-24 years - 48% - -
25-44 21% 51% 28% -
45-64 17% 59% 22% -
≥65 years  22% 60% 16% -
Household income        
<$30,000/year 19% 58% 21% -
$30,000-$59,999 20% 53% 24% -
$60,000-$79,999 21% 56% 22% -
$80,000-$99,999 22% 55% 23% -
$100,000-$120,000 21% 56% 23% -
≥$120,000 16% 54% 27% -
Community size        
<10,000 residents 17% 60% 22% -
10,000-100,000 16% 59% 23% -
100,000-499,999 19% 56% 23% -
≥500,000 25% 50% 23% -
Current activity level        
Low to no activity (<3 days/wk) 30% 48% 21% -
Moderate activity (3-4 days/wk) 17% 56% 27% -
High activity (≥5 days/wk) 10% 65% 25% -
Region        
Atlantic 13% 65% 22% -
Quebec 21% 53% 23% -
Ontario 21% 53% 24% -
West 20% 57% 22% -
North - - - -
(-) Suppressed cell        
Source: CFLRI, 2020-2021 Impact of COVID-19 on Physical Activity Survey  

% of adults indicating moderate physical activity compared to pre-pandemic

Canada Somewhat or much less Same Somewhat or much more Unsure/NA
Total 34% 35% 28% 3%
Men 34% 36% 27% 3%
Women 33% 34% 29% 4%
Age        
18-24 years - - 43% -
25-44 37% 33% 29% -
45-64 31% 39% 26% 4%
≥65 years  31% 41% 22% 5%
Household income        
<$30,000/year 33% 32% 30% -
$30,000-$59,999 29% 38% 27% 6%
$60,000-$79,999 38% 34% 27% -
$80,000-$99,999 32% 38% 28% -
$100,000-$120,000 37% 33% 27% -
≥$120,000 33% 33% 31% -
Community size        
<10,000 residents 28% 43% 27% -
10,000-100,000 30% 36% 31% -
100,000-499,999 33% 37% 25% -
≥500,000 39% 30% 30% -
Current activity level        
Low to no activity (<3 days/wk) 51% 28% 14% 6%
Moderate activity (3-4 days/wk) 28% 38% 33% -
High activity (≥5 days/wk) 13% 41% 45% -
Region        
Atlantic 23% 44% 32% -
Quebec 34% 34% 25% 7%
Ontario 36% 33% 29% -
West 32% 37% 29% -
North - - - -
(-) Suppressed cell        
Source: CFLRI, 2020-2021 Impact of COVID-19 on Physical Activity Survey  

% of adults indicating vigorous physical activity compared to pre-pandemic

Canada Somewhat or much less Same Somewhat or much more Unsure/NA
Total 42% 31% 17% 11%
Men 44% 31% 16% 9%
Women 39% 30% 18% 13%
Age        
18-24 years 48% - - -
25-44 47% 30% 19% 4%
45-64 38% 35% 15% 11%
≥65 years  36% 31% 9% 24%
Household income        
<$30,000/year 46% 25% 14% 15%
$30,000-$59,999 33% 32% 19% 16%
$60,000-$79,999 45% 31% 16% 8%
$80,000-$99,999 43% 31% 16% 10%
$100,000-$120,000 45% 33% 14% 8%
≥$120,000 43% 30% 21% 7%
Community size        
<10,000 residents 36% 38% 15% 11%
10,000-100,000 39% 32% 17% 12%
100,000-499,999 40% 28% 19% 13%
≥500,000 47% 28% 17% 8%
Current activity level        
Low to no activity (<3 days/wk) 53% 25% 7% 15%
Moderate activity (3-4 days/wk) 43% 31% 19% 7%
High activity (≥5 days/wk) 25% 38% 30% 7%
Region        
Atlantic 31% 38% 17% 13%
Quebec 39% 28% 16% 17%
Ontario 45% 29% 18% 9%
West 42% 33% 17% 8%
North - - - -
(-) Suppressed cell        
Source: CFLRI, 2020-2021 Impact of COVID-19 on Physical Activity Survey  

% of adults indicating amount of time spent sitting compared to pre-pandemic

Canada Somewhat or much less Same Somewhat or much more Unsure/NA
Total 9% 33% 57% -
Men 7% 35% 57% -
Women 11% 32% 57% -
Age        
18-24 years - - 76% -
25-44 9% 30% 61% -
45-64 10% 41% 49% -
≥65 years  7% 36% 55% -
Household income        
<$30,000/year - 32% 57% -
$30,000-$59,999 11% 35% 54% -
$60,000-$79,999 10% 29% 61% -
$80,000-$99,999 10% 35% 54% -
$100,000-$120,000 9% 34% 56% -
≥$120,000 8% 34% 57% -
Community size        
<10,000 residents 13% 39% 48% -
10,000-100,000 11% 37% 52% -
100,000-499,999 9% 34% 56% -
≥500,000 6% 28% 66% -
Current activity level        
Low to no activity (<3 days/wk) 7% 25% 67% -
Moderate activity (3-4 days/wk) 8% 34% 58% -
High activity (≥5 days/wk) 13% 43% 44% -
Region        
Atlantic 11% 40% 48% -
Quebec 11% 36% 53% -
Ontario 7% 30% 63% -
West 9% 35% 56% -
North - - - -
(-) Suppressed cell        
Source: CFLRI, 2020-2021 Impact of COVID-19 on Physical Activity Survey  

 % of adults indicating amount of time spent sleeping compared to pre-pandemic

Canada Somewhat or much less Same Somewhat or much more Unsure/NA
Total 16% 57% 26% -
Men 14% 61% 25% -
Women 18% 54% 27% -
Age        
18-24 years - 41% - -
25-44 17% 52% 31% -
45-64 17% 62% 21% -
≥65 years  11% 67% 22% -
Household income        
<$30,000/year 22% 48% 30% -
$30,000-$59,999 17% 57% 26% -
$60,000-$79,999 17% 52% 31% -
$80,000-$99,999 16% 62% 21% -
$100,000-$120,000 13% 62% 25% -
≥$120,000 17% 58% 25% -
Community size        
<10,000 residents 15% 63% 21% -
10,000-100,000 19% 59% 22% -
100,000-499,999 16% 60% 24% -
≥500,000 15% 53% 32% -
Current activity level        
Low to no activity (<3 days/wk) 17% 54% 29% -
Moderate activity (3-4 days/wk) 16% 57% 27% -
High activity (≥5 days/wk) 16% 63% 21% -
Region        
Atlantic 12% 66% 21% -
Quebec 14% 61% 25% -
Ontario 20% 52% 28% -
West 14% 60% 25% -
North - - - -
(-) Suppressed cell        
Source: CFLRI, 2020-2021 Impact of COVID-19 on Physical Activity Survey  

% of adults indicating amount of time spent sitting in front of screens compared to pre-pandemic

Canada Somewhat or much less Same Somewhat or much more Unsure/NA
Total 6% 33% 61% -
Men 5% 34% 60% -
Women 6% 32% 62% -
Age        
18-24 years - - 76% -
25-44 5% 28% 67% -
45-64 6% 38% 56% -
≥65 years  5% 40% 54% -
Household income        
<$30,000/year - 36% 53% -
$30,000-$59,999 7% 38% 55% -
$60,000-$79,999 7% 30% 62% -
$80,000-$99,999 - 33% 62% -
$100,000-$120,000 - 31% 64% -
≥$120,000 4% 31% 65% -
Community size        
<10,000 residents 8% 41% 52% -
10,000-100,000 8% 35% 57% -
100,000-499,999 5% 34% 60% -
≥500,000 4% 27% 69% -
Current activity level        
Low to no activity (<3 days/wk) 5% 29% 66% -
Moderate activity (3-4 days/wk) 5% 32% 63% -
High activity (≥5 days/wk) 7% 38% 55% -
Region        
Atlantic 7% 45% 48% -
Quebec 7% 33% 59% -
Ontario 5% 29% 65% -
West 5% 34% 61% -
North - - - -
(-) Suppressed cell        
Source: CFLRI, 2020-2021 Impact of COVID-19 on Physical Activity Survey  

Atlantic

% of adults indicating light physical activity compared to pre-pandemic

Atlantic Somewhat or much less Same Somewhat or much more Unsure/NA
Total 13% 65% 22% -
Men 13% 60% 26% -
Women 12% 69% 18% -
Age        
18-24 years - - - -
25-44 - 69% 26% -
45-64 15% 64% 20% -
≥65 years  15% 67% 17% -
Household income        
<$30,000/year - 74% - -
$30,000-$59,999 11% 61% 28% -
$60,000-$79,999 - 65% 14% -
$80,000-$99,999 - 68% - -
$100,000-$120,000 - 71% - -
≥$120,000 - 59% 29% -
Community size        
<10,000 residents 11% 61% 28% -
10,000-100,000 - 70% 21% -
100,000-499,999 21% 63% 16% -
≥500,000 - 72% - -
Current activity level        
Low to no activity (<3 days/wk) 25% 60% 15% -
Moderate activity (3-4 days/wk) 12% 60% 28% -
High activity (≥5 days/wk) - 74% 23% -
(-) Suppressed cell        
Source: CFLRI, 2020-2021 Impact of COVID-19 on Physical Activity Survey  

% of adults indicating moderate physical activity compared to pre-pandemic

Atlantic Somewhat or much less Same Somewhat or much more Unsure/NA
Total 23% 44% 32% -
Men 21% 45% 33% -
Women 25% 42% 30% -
Age        
18-24 years - - - -
25-44 18% 38% 44% -
45-64 25% 46% 28% -
≥65 years  25% 49% 23% -
Household income        
<$30,000/year - 51% - -
$30,000-$59,999 18% 45% 35% -
$60,000-$79,999 30% 42% 27% -
$80,000-$99,999 25% 43% 31% -
$100,000-$120,000 - 50% - -
≥$120,000 23% 34% 43% -
Community size        
<10,000 residents 22% 45% 32% -
10,000-100,000 22% 40% 38% -
100,000-499,999 31% 36% 31% -
≥500,000 - 70% - -
Current activity level        
Low to no activity (<3 days/wk) 43% 38% 15% -
Moderate activity (3-4 days/wk) 19% 39% 41% -
High activity (≥5 days/wk) 8% 49% 43% -
(-) Suppressed cell        
Source: CFLRI, 2020-2021 Impact of COVID-19 on Physical Activity Survey  

% of adults indicating vigorous physical activity compared to pre-pandemic

Atlantic Somewhat or much less Same Somewhat or much more Unsure/NA
Total 31% 38% 18% 13%
Men 29% 41% 18% 12%
Women 34% 35% 17% 15%
Age        
18-24 years - - - -
25-44 30% 34% 31% -
45-64 32% 41% 16% 12%
≥65 years  33% 38% 8% 21%
Household income        
<$30,000/year - - - -
$30,000-$59,999 24% 35% - 14%
$60,000-$79,999 38% 31% - -
$80,000-$99,999 22% 49% - -
$100,000-$120,000 40% 32% - -
≥$120,000 30% 45% 18% -
Community size        
<10,000 residents 31% 42% 15% 12%
10,000-100,000 30% 39% - -
100,000-499,999 34% 30% 17% 19%
≥500,000 - - - -
Current activity level        
Low to no activity (<3 days/wk) 38% 31% - 24%
Moderate activity (3-4 days/wk) 29% 42% 21% -
High activity (≥5 days/wk) 25% 43% 23% 9%
(-) Suppressed cell        
Source: CFLRI, 2020-2021 Impact of COVID-19 on Physical Activity Survey  

% of adults indicating amount of time spent sitting compared to pre-pandemic

Atlantic Somewhat or much less Same Somewhat or much more Unsure/NA
Total 12% 40% 48% -
Men 11% 40% 49% -
Women 13% 41% 47% -
Age        
18-24 years - - - -
25-44 - 37% 46% -
45-64 12% 43% 46% -
≥65 years  10% 41% 48% -
Household income        
<$30,000/year - - 43% -
$30,000-$59,999 - 35% 54% -
$60,000-$79,999 - 37% 48% -
$80,000-$99,999, - 51% 38% -
$100,000-$120,000 - 31% 59% -
≥$120,000 18% 39% 43% -
Community size        
<10,000 residents 11% 45% 43% -
10,000-100,000 - 39% 44% -
100,000-499,999 - 33% 57% -
≥500,000 - - - -
Current activity level        
Low to no activity (<3 days/wk) - 28% 64% -
Moderate activity (3-4 days/wk) 14% 45% 41% -
High activity (≥5 days/wk) 16% 51% 33% -
(-) Suppressed cell        
Source: CFLRI, 2020-2021 Impact of COVID-19 on Physical Activity Survey  

% of adults indicating amount of time spent sleeping compared to pre-pandemic

Atlantic Somewhat or much less Same Somewhat or much more Unsure/NA
Total 12% 67% 21% -
Men 10% 70% 20% -
Women 15% 63% 22% -
Age        
18-24 years - - - -
25-44 - 60% - -
45-64 13% 70% 17% -
≥65 years  7% 70% 23% -
Household income        
<$30,000/year - 77% - -
$30,000-$59,999 - 55% 27% -
$60,000-$79,999 - 71% - -
$80,000-$99,999 - 75% - -
$100,000-$120,000 - 72% - -
≥$120,000 18% 63% 19% -
Community size        
<10,000 residents 9% 70% 21% -
10,000-100,000 - 69% 16% -
100,000-499,999 12% 65% 23% -
≥500,000 - - -  
Current activity level        
Low to no activity (<3 days/wk) 13% 64% 23% -
Moderate activity (3-4 days/wk) - 67% 18% -
High activity (≥5 days/wk) 12% 71% 16% -
(-) Suppressed cell        
Source: CFLRI, 2020-2021 Impact of COVID-19 on Physical Activity Survey  

% of adults indicating amount of time spent sitting in front of screens compared to pre-pandemic

Atlantic Somewhat or much less Same Somewhat or much more Unsure/NA
Total 8% 45% 48% -
Men 9% 46% 45% -
Women 6% 43% 51% -
Age        
18-24 years - - - -
25-44 - 40% 51% -
45-64 8% 44% 48% -
≥65 years  6% 50% 43% -
Household income        
<$30,000/year - 70% -  
$30,000-$59,999 - 40% 53% -
$60,000-$79,999 - 49% 44% -
$80,000-$99,999 - 52% 43% -
$100,000-$120,000 - 27% 64% -
≥$120,000 - 37% 52% -
Community size        
<10,000 residents 9% 47% 43% -
10,000-100,000 - 45% 47% -
100,000-499,999 - 42% 54% -
≥500,000 - - - -
Current activity level        
Low to no activity (<3 days/wk) - 38% 54% -
Moderate activity (3-4 days/wk) - 47% 46% -
High activity (≥5 days/wk) - 50% 42% -
(-) Suppressed cell        
Source: CFLRI, 2020-2021 Impact of COVID-19 on Physical Activity Survey  

Quebec

% of adults indicating light physical activity compared to pre-pandemic

Quebec Somewhat or much less Same Somewhat or much more Unsure/NA
Total 21% 53% 23% -
Men 20% 56% 22% -
Women 23% 51% 23% -
Age        
18-24 years - - - -
25-44 24% 46% 28% -
45-64 15% 58% 24% -
≥65 years  26% 54% - -
Household income        
<$30,000/year - 57% - -
$30,000-$59,999 26% 50% 20% -
$60,000-$79,999 - 51% - -
$80,000-$99,999 - 52% - -
$100,000-$120,000 - 58% - -
≥$120,000 - 55% 28% -
Community size        
<10,000 residents - 55% - -
10,000-100,000 18% 53% 27% -
100,000-499,999 - 55% 23% -
≥500,000 26% 51% 20% -
Current activity level        
Low to no activity (<3 days/wk) 29% 47% 21% -
Moderate activity (3-4 days/wk) - 57% - -
High activity (≥5 days/wk) - 63% 24% -
(-) Suppressed cell        
Source: CFLRI, 2020-2021 Impact of COVID-19 on Physical Activity Survey  

% of adults indicating moderate physical activity compared to pre-pandemic

Quebec Somewhat or much less Same Somewhat or much more Unsure/NA
Total 34% 34% 25% 7%
Men 36% 35% 24% -
Women 33% 32% 26% 9%
Age        
18-24 years - - - -
25-44 43% 31% 25% -
45-64 30% 34% 27% -
≥65 years  32% 37% 16% -
Household income        
<$30,000/year - 33% - -
$30,000-$59,999 32% 31% - -
$60,000-$79,999 35% 38% - -
$80,000-$99,999 - 39% - -
$100,000-$120,000 - - - -
≥$120,000 36% 33% 28% -
Community size        
<10,000 residents 36% 39% - -
10,000-100,000 32% 33% 29% -
100,000-499,999 31% 37% - -
≥500,000 36% 29% 28% -
Current activity level        
Low to no activity (<3 days/wk) 49% 25% 15% 11%
Moderate activity (3-4 days/wk) 32% 43% 24% -
High activity (≥5 days/wk) - 41% 46% -
(-) Suppressed cell        
Source: CFLRI, 2020-2021 Impact of COVID-19 on Physical Activity Survey  

% of adults indicating vigorous physical activity compared to pre-pandemic

Quebec Somewhat or much less Same Somewhat or much more Unsure/NA
Total 39% 27% 16% 17%
Men 45% 26% 16% 12%
Women 34% 29% 15% 22%
Age        
18-24 years - - - -
25-44 50% 25% 20% -
45-64 34% 33% 14% 19%
≥65 years  30% 28% - 34%
Household income        
<$30,000/year - - - -
$30,000-$59,999 30% 24% - 25%
$60,000-$79,999 42% 31% - -
$80,000-$99,999 47% - - -
$100,000-$120,000 - - - -
≥$120,000 41% 31% - -
Community size        
<10,000 residents 40% 34% - -
10,000-100,000 43% 27% - -
100,000-499,999 39% 23% - -
≥500,000 37% 27% 20% 17%
Current activity level        
Low to no activity (<3 days/wk) 48% 23% - 21%
Moderate activity (3-4 days/wk) 49% 25% - -
High activity (≥5 days/wk) 20% 37% 29% -
(-) Suppressed cell        
Source: CFLRI, 2020-2021 Impact of COVID-19 on Physical Activity Survey  

% of adults indicating amount of time spent sitting compared to pre-pandemic

Quebec Somewhat or much less Same Somewhat or much more Unsure/NA
Total 11% 35% 53% -
Men - 38% 54% -
Women 13% 33% 52% -
Age        
18-24 years - - - -
25-44 - 30% 59% -
45-64 12% 45% 43% -
≥65 years  - 32% 57% -
Household income        
<$30,000/year - 36% 45% -
$30,000-$59,999 - 32% 57% -
$60,000-$79,999 - 37% 53% -
$80,000-$99,999 - 42% 46% -
$100,000-$120,000 - 44% - -
≥$120,000 - 28% 59% -
Community size        
<10,000 residents - 38% 46% -
10,000-100,000 - 36% 53% -
100,000-499,999 - 34% 51% -
≥500,000 - 32% 58% -
Current activity level        
Low to no activity (<3 days/wk) - 28% 63% -
Moderate activity (3-4 days/wk) - 40% 47% -
High activity (≥5 days/wk) - 44% 42% -
(-) Suppressed cell        
Source: CFLRI, 2020-2021 Impact of COVID-19 on Physical Activity Survey  

% of adults indicating amount of time spent sleeping compared to pre-pandemic

Quebec Somewhat or much less Same Somewhat or much more Unsure/NA
Total 14% 60% 25% 1%
Men 10% 63% 27% -
Women 18% 58% 23% -
Age        
18-24 years - - - -
25-44 16% 48% 36% -
45-64 12% 68% 20% -
≥65 years  - 69% 19% -
Household income        
<$30,000/year - 51% - -
$30,000-$59,999 - 58% 24% -
$60,000-$79,999 - 54% 37% -
$80,000-$99,999 - 65% - -
$100,000-$120,000 - 68% - -
≥$120,000 - 68% - -
Community size        
<10,000 residents - 58% - -
10,000-100,000 - 67% 23% -
100,000-499,999 - 65% - -
≥500,000 17% 53% 29% -
Current activity level        
Low to no activity (<3 days/wk) 16% 56% 28% -
Moderate activity (3-4 days/wk) - 59% 24% -
High activity (≥5 days/wk) - 69% 21% -
(-) Suppressed cell        
Source: CFLRI, 2020-2021 Impact of COVID-19 on Physical Activity Survey  

% of adults indicating amount of time spent sitting in front of screens compared to pre-pandemic

Quebec Somewhat or much less Same Somewhat or much more Unsure/NA
Total 7% 33% 59% -
Men - 29% 65% -
Women - 38% 53% -
Age        
18-24 years - - -  
25-44 - 28% 66% -
45-64 - 38% 58% -
≥65 years  - 37% 54% -
Household income        
<$30,000/year - 33% 47% -
$30,000-$59,999 - 31% 61% -
$60,000-$79,999 - - 61% -
$80,000-$99,999 - - 58% -
$100,000-$120,000 - - 63% -
≥$120,000 - 31% 67% -
Community size        
<10,000 residents - 35% 58% -
10,000-100,000 - 35% 57% -
100,000-499,999 - 39% 53% -
≥500,000 - 25% 67% -
Current activity level        
Low to no activity (<3 days/wk) - 30% 64% -
Moderate activity (3-4 days/wk) - 32% 63% -
High activity (≥5 days/wk) - 34% 54% -
(-) Suppressed cell        
Source: CFLRI, 2020-2021 Impact of COVID-19 on Physical Activity Survey  

Ontario

% of adults indicating light physical activity compared to pre-pandemic

Ontario Somewhat or much less Same Somewhat or much more Unsure/NA
Total 21% 54% 25% -
Men 17% 59% 23% -
Women 24% 50% 26% -
Age        
18-24 years - - - -
25-44 23% 48% 28% -
45-64 20% 56% 22% -
≥65 years  21% 60% 17% -
Household income        
<$30,000/year - 44% - -
$30,000-$59,999 18% 57% 24% -
$60,000-$79,999 22% 51% 26% -
$80,000-$99,999 22% 54% 25% -
$100,000-$120,000 29% 49% 22% -
≥$120,000 18% 52% 28% -
Community size        
<10,000 residents - 62% - -
10,000-100,000 17% 63% 19% -
100,000-499,999 19% 54% 26% -
≥500,000 27% 47% 26% -
Current activity level        
Low to no activity (<3 days/wk) 30% 48% 21% -
Moderate activity (3-4 days/wk) 20% 51% 29% -
High activity (≥5 days/wk) 11% 62% 26% -
(-) Suppressed cell        
Source: CFLRI, 2020-2021 Impact of COVID-19 on Physical Activity Survey  

% of adults indicating moderate physical activity compared to pre-pandemic

Ontario Somewhat or much less Same Somewhat or much more Unsure/NA
Total 36% 34% 29% -
Men 34% 35% 29% -
Women 37% 33% 28% -
Age        
18-24 years - - - -
25-44 38% 31% 30% -
45-64 35% 38% 25% -
≥65 years  37% 37% 24% -
Household income        
<$30,000/year - - - -
$30,000-$59,999 24% 44% 29% -
$60,000-$79,999 44% 25% 30% -
$80,000-$99,999 37% 35% 27% -
$100,000-$120,000 48% 25% 26% -
≥$120,000 35% 32% 31% -
Community size        
<10,000 residents 24% 41% 33% -
10,000-100,000 33% 34% 30% -
100,000-499,999 32% 39% 25% -
≥500,000 42% 28% 29% -
Current activity level        
Low to no activity (<3 days/wk) 52% 30% 14% -
Moderate activity (3-4 days/wk) 31% 37% 32% -
High activity (≥5 days/wk) 19% 37% 45% -
(-) Suppressed cell        
Source: CFLRI, 2020-2021 Impact of COVID-19 on Physical Activity Survey  

% of adults indicating vigorous physical activity compared to pre-pandemic

Ontario Somewhat or much less Same Somewhat or much more Unsure/NA
Total 45% 29% 18% 9%
Men 45% 32% 17% 7%
Women 45% 26% 18% 10%
Age        
18-24 years - - - -
25-44 49% 30% 18% -
45-64 42% 33% 16% 9%
≥65 years  40% 30% - 21%
Household income        
<$30,000/year - - - -
$30,000-$59,999 32% 36% - -
$60,000-$79,999 53% 24% - -
$80,000-$99,999 46% 25% - -
$100,000-$120,000 50% 29% - -
≥$120,000 46% 27% 21% -
Community size        
<10,000 residents 36% 33% - -
10,000-100,000 40% 30% - -
100,000-499,999 39% 29% 19% 12%
≥500,000 52% 27% 16% 6%
Current activity level        
Low to no activity (<3 days/wk) 54% 25% - 13%
Moderate activity (3-4 days/wk) 46% 30% 19% -
High activity (≥5 days/wk) 31% 33% 30% -
(-) Suppressed cell        
Source: CFLRI, 2020-2021 Impact of COVID-19 on Physical Activity Survey  

% of adults indicating amount of time spent sitting compared to pre-pandemic

Ontario Somewhat or much less Same Somewhat or much more Unsure/NA
Total 7% 30% 62% -
Men 6% 33% 61% -
Women 8% 28% 64% -
Age        
18-24 years - - - -
25-44 - 28% 65% -
45-64 - 36% 57% -
≥65 years  - 36% 58% -
Household income        
<$30,000/year - - 61% -
$30,000-$59,999 - 36% 54% -
$60,000-$79,999 - 23% 67% -
$80,000-$99,999 - 26% 64% -
$100,000-$120,000 - 30% 60% -
≥$120,000 - 31% 64% -
Community size        
<10,000 residents - 34% 53% -
10,000-100,000 - 33% 55% -
100,000-499,999 - 34% 59%
≥500,000 - 26% 69% -
Current activity level        
Low to no activity (<3 days/wk) - 21% 72% -
Moderate activity (3-4 days/wk) - 29% 67% -
High activity (≥5 days/wk) 11% 42% 47% -
(-) Suppressed cell        
Source: CFLRI, 2020-2021 Impact of COVID-19 on Physical Activity Survey  

% of adults indicating amount of time spent sleeping compared to pre-pandemic

Ontario Somewhat or much less Same Somewhat or much more Unsure/NA
Total 20% 52% 28% -
Men 19% 54% 27% -
Women 20% 51% 29% -
Age        
18-24 years - - - -
25-44 19% 52% 29% -
45-64 22% 53% 24% -
≥65 years  15% 61% 24% -
Household income        
<$30,000/year - 40% - -
$30,000-$59,999 - 53% 27%  - 
$60,000-$79,999 - 48% 29% -
$80,000-$99,999 - 56% 22% -
$100,000-$120,000 - 52% 31% -
≥$120,000 21% 51% 28% -
Community size        
<10,000 residents 22% 57% - -
10,000-100,000 28% 50% 22% -
100,000-499,999 18% 58% 24% -
≥500,000 17% 49% 34% -
Current activity level        
Low to no activity (<3 days/wk) 20% 49% 30% -
Moderate activity (3-4 days/wk) 18% 52% 30% -
High activity (≥5 days/wk) 21% 54% 24% -
(-) Suppressed cell        
Source: CFLRI, 2020-2021 Impact of COVID-19 on Physical Activity Survey  

% of adults indicating amount of time spent sitting in front of screens compared to pre-pandemic

Ontario Somewhat or much less Same Somewhat or much more Unsure/NA
Total 5% 30% 65% -
Men 5% 33% 62% -
Women - 27% 67% -
Age        
18-24 years - - - -
25-44 - 23% 72% -
45-64 - 37% 57% -
≥65 years  - 39% 57% -
Household income       -
<$30,000/year - - 57% -
$30,000-$59,999 - 45% 52% -
$60,000-$79,999 - 25% 66% -
$80,000-$99,999 - 27% 67% -
$100,000-$120,000 - 26% 67% -
≥$120,000 - 27% 70% -
Community size        
<10,000 residents - 41% 51%
10,000-100,000 - 31% 60% -
100,000-499,999 - 30% 64% -
≥500,000 - 25% 72% -
Current activity level        
Low to no activity (<3 days/wk) - 27% 67% -
Moderate activity (3-4 days/wk) - 26% 70% -
High activity (≥5 days/wk) - 36% 58%  -
(-) Suppressed cell        
Source: CFLRI, 2020-2021 Impact of COVID-19 on Physical Activity Survey  

 

West

% of adults indicating light physical activity compared to pre-pandemic

West Somewhat or much less Same Somewhat or much more Unsure/NA
Total 20% 57% 22% -
Men 20% 59% 19% -
Women 19% 56% 25% -
Age        
18-24 years - - - -
25-44 18% 54% 27% -
45-64 17% 62% 20% -
≥65 years  20% 64% 16% -
Household income        
<$30,000/year - 67% - -
$30,000-$59,999 - 52% 27% -
$60,000-$79,999 - 62% - -
$80,000-$99,999 23% 55% 21% -
$100,000-$120,000 - 61% 23% -
≥$120,000 15% 57% 26% -
Community size        
<10,000 residents - 61% 21% -
10,000-100,000 16% 58% 25% -
100,000-499,999 19% 57% 21% -
≥500,000 23% 54% 22% -
Current activity level        
Low to no activity (<3 days/wk) 31% 46% 21% -
Moderate activity (3-4 days/wk) 13% 61% 25% -
High activity (≥5 days/wk) 10% 67% 23% -
(-) Suppressed cell        
Source: CFLRI, 2020-2021 Impact of COVID-19 on Physical Activity Survey  

% of adults indicating moderate physical activity compared to pre-pandemic

West Somewhat or much less Same Somewhat or much more Unsure/NA
Total 32% 37% 29% -
Men 36% 37% 25% -
Women 29% 37% 33% -
Age        
18-24 years - - - -
25-44 34% 37% 27% -
45-64 30% 42% 27% -
≥65 years  26% 48% 26% -
Household income        
<$30,000/year 42% - - -
$30,000-$59,999 34% 37% 28% -
$60,000-$79,999 33% 38% 28% -
$80,000-$99,999, 29% 39% 30% -
$100,000-$120,000 23% 45% 29% -
≥$120,000 30% 35% 32% -
Community size        
<10,000 residents 28% 46% 25% -
10,000-100,000 28% 38% 31% -
100,000-499,999 36% 35% 26% -
≥500,000 35% 32% 32% -
Current activity level        
Low to no activity (<3 days/wk) 54% 28% 14% -
Moderate activity (3-4 days/wk) 26% 38% 36% -
High activity (≥5 days/wk) 11% 45% 45% -
(-) Suppressed cell        
Source: CFLRI, 2020-2021 Impact of COVID-19 on Physical Activity Survey  

% of adults indicating vigorous physical activity compared to pre-pandemic

West Somewhat or much less Same Somewhat or much more Unsure/NA
Total 42% 33% 17% 8%
Men 46% 32% 14% 8%
Women 38% 35% 19% 9%
Age        
18-24 years - - - -
25-44 45% 31% 18% -
45-64 40% 38% 16% -
≥65 years  37% 32% - 18%
Household income        
<$30,000/year 53% - - -
$30,000-$59,999 39% 35% - -
$60,000-$79,999 39% 38% - -
$80,000-$99,999 41% 32% - -
$100,000-$120,000 39% 39% - -
≥$120,000 42% 29% 22% -
Community size        
<10,000 residents 35% 44% - -
10,000-100,000 39% 35% 17% -
100,000-499,999 43% 30% 16% -
≥500,000 46% 29% 17% -
Current activity level        
Low to no activity (<3 days/wk) 59% 25% - 12%
Moderate activity (3-4 days/wk) 40% 34% 19% -
High activity (≥5 days/wk) 22% 42% 32% -
(-) Suppressed cell        
Source: CFLRI, 2020-2021 Impact of COVID-19 on Physical Activity Survey  

% of adults indicating amount of time spent sitting compared to pre-pandemic

West Somewhat or much less Same Somewhat or much more Unsure/NA
Total 9% 35% 56% -
Men 6% 36% 58% -
Women 11% 34% 55% -
Age        
18-24 years - - - -
25-44 9% 30% 60% -
45-64 10% 44% 46% -
≥65 years  - 40% 53% -
Household income        
<$30,000/year - - 70% -
$30,000-$59,999 - 37% 50% -
$60,000-$79,999 - 28% 62% -
$80,000-$99,999 - 39% 52% -
$100,000-$120,000 - 36% 55% -
≥$120,000 - 41% 50%  
Community size        
<10,000 residents - 42% 48%  
10,000-100,000 - 41% 49% -
100,000-499,999 - 35% 56% -
≥500,000 7% 28% 65% -
Current activity level        
Low to no activity (<3 days/wk) - 28% 67% -
Moderate activity (3-4 days/wk) - 34% 56% -
High activity (≥5 days/wk) 13% 43% 44% -
(-) Suppressed cell        
Source: CFLRI, 2020-2021 Impact of COVID-19 on Physical Activity Survey  

% of adults indicating amount of time spent sleeping compared to pre-pandemic

West Somewhat or much less Same Somewhat or much more Unsure/NA
Total 14% 60% 25% -
Men 13% 66% 22% -
Women 16% 55% 29% -
Age        
18-24 years - - - -
25-44 16% 53% 30% -
45-64 15% 65% 19% -
≥65 years  - 71% 20% -
Household income        
<$30,000/year - 46% - -
$30,000-$59,999 - 60% 26% -
$60,000-$79,999 - 51% 32% -
$80,000-$99,999 - 65% 21% -
$100,000-$120,000 - 71% - -
≥$120,000 17% 61% 22% -
Community size        
<10,000 residents - 71% - -
10,000-100,000 18% 59% 22% -
100,000-499,999 18% 59% 23%  
≥500,000 13% 57% 31% -
Current activity level        
Low to no activity (<3 days/wk) 16% 56% 28% -
Moderate activity (3-4 days/wk) 14% 59% 27% -
High activity (≥5 days/wk) 14% 66% 19% -
(-) Suppressed cell        
Source: CFLRI, 2020-2021 Impact of COVID-19 on Physical Activity Survey  

% of adults indicating amount of time spent sitting in front of screens compared to pre-pandemic

West Somewhat or much less Same Somewhat or much more Unsure/NA
Total 5% 34% 61% -
Men - 38% 59% -
Women - 30% 63% -
Age        
18-24 years - - - -
25-44 - 31% 64% -
45-64 - 39% 54% -
≥65 years  - 39% 56% -
Household income        
<$30,000/year - - 61% -
$30,000-$59,999 - 36% 54% -
$60,000-$79,999 - 31% 64% -
$80,000-$99,999 - 31% 63% -
$100,000-$120,000 - 37% 61% -
≥$120,000 - 34% 62% -
Community size        
<10,000 residents - 42% 52% -
10,000-100,000 - 36% 56% -
100,000-499,999 - 34% 61% -
≥500,000 - 29% 67% -
Current activity level        
Low to no activity (<3 days/wk) - 28% 69% -
Moderate activity (3-4 days/wk) - 35% 59% -
High activity (≥5 days/wk) - 38% 54% -
(-) Suppressed cell        
Source: CFLRI, 2020-2021 Impact of COVID-19 on Physical Activity Survey  

The CFLRI is currently conducting a study of physical activity opportunities in Canadian schools. If you have received an invitation to participate in this and have any questions regarding the study please contact us at research_recherche@cflri.ca. Thank you for your participation!