The Importance of Intensity in Physical Activity

The Importance of Intensity in Physical Activity

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Produced in conjunction with UPnGO with ParticipACTION. The video explains why intensity matters, it breaks down what MVPA is (moderate to vigorous physical activity).

Dr. Mike Evans is a staff physician at St. Michael’s Hospital and an Associate Professor of Family Medicine. He is a Scientist at the Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute and has an endowed Chair in Patient Engagement in Child Nutrition at the University of Toronto.

Written and Narrated by Dr. Mike Evans
Produced by Reframe Health Films
Developed by Tim Thomson, Animation Answers

©2016 Michael Evans and Reframe Health Films Inc.


  1. dave montuori on October 17, 2021 at 9:53 am

    Great videos…

  2. Broxy on October 17, 2021 at 9:54 am

    dis racist bruh XD

  3. Bob Bob on October 17, 2021 at 9:59 am

    Hi I’m doctor Mike kevins

  4. Papaya the rainwing on October 17, 2021 at 10:01 am

    Cool art even though he isn’t drawing it

  5. danny sulyma on October 17, 2021 at 10:02 am

    Well said 😉

  6. phangirl !! on October 17, 2021 at 10:02 am

    Physical activity is very important for everyone. Without physical activity people would become obese and lazy and nothing would ever get done. People’s physical health would fall increasingly fast and they would develop many health problems. You don’t have to run every day and go to the gym and do things you don’t want to do. The best activity you can do is the one that makes you happy and that you find to be fun! That way you won’t dread doing it every day. Cardiovascular disease is one of the most common killers of people in the United States. Just be increasing your physical activity you can decrease your risk for any cardiovascular disease. Intensity is the most important part of your exercise. The more intense your workout, the greater decrease in your risk for heart disease. Cardiovascular disease isn’t just your heart, it’s your whole cardiovascular system like your veins and arteries. Just a little bit more effort in your daily exercise routine can go a long way to helping prevent a cardiovascular disease.

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    السلام عليكم ورحمة الله وبركاته 🌺💞 قلتم يوجد ترجمه مصاحبه اين الترجمه

  8. Stringprodigy on October 17, 2021 at 10:05 am

    Sorry but running will always suck

  9. Dynorphinic on October 17, 2021 at 10:05 am

    of course the darker character has to be the lazier

  10. Rasheed Lewis on October 17, 2021 at 10:10 am


  11. Scott Wilson on October 17, 2021 at 10:11 am

    I disagree with some points of this video, but let me say that a lot of it I agree with. I am a physiologist and a sports science graduate. I deal with clients everyday and I suggest that 3/4 bouts of aerobic exercise is better for health than anaerobic exercise. Aerobic is obviously fat burning, sustainable and is better for the heart. Human’s aren’t evolved to exercise anaerobically for extended period of times, yes interval training as you suggest is very beneficial. However, prolonged anaerobic exercise is not, it is actually rather detrimental. Anaerobic exercise produces stress hormones; i.e cortisol; which promotes fat production. Research has shown that those who regularly participate in long bouts of anaerobic exercise it increases the likelihood of heart arrhythmias by 18%. Sustained periods of anaerobic exercise also compromises your immune system temporarily and can cause insomnia. I know i’m going to get bashed, so if you don’t believe me, do some research and read some of Dr Phil Maffetone’s research.

  12. 1001 Ways To Wonder on October 17, 2021 at 10:13 am

    Great video and love the graphical treatment. I’m curious what you might have to say regarding plateauing and the degree of intensity? When working out, after I while it’s easy to get desensitized to a routine and no longer get the same cardovascular benefits… To what extent should this be expected, on average? Any strategies for how to overcome these "ruts"?

  13. AL EX on October 17, 2021 at 10:14 am

    Whats the program he is using for that handwriting effect?

  14. People Health Truth on October 17, 2021 at 10:16 am

    2:48 His recommended 150 minutes per week = 10 minutes of vigorous sex morning and night, every day as God designed for best mind and body.

  15. People Health Truth on October 17, 2021 at 10:17 am

    To reduce carb cravings, eat more meat and beef – the most nutrient sufficient food. Snack on raw coconut. Eliminate processed foods/sugars and chemicals.

  16. MARY BERNABE CARRILLO on October 17, 2021 at 10:19 am

    Great video. Thanks very much. 🌺💞

  17. LJR997 on October 17, 2021 at 10:21 am

    Buddy made the black guy lazy 🤬🤬😤think

  18. Eric Axton on October 17, 2021 at 10:22 am

    Who is watching for health/personal fitness class???

  19. Manish Chavda on October 17, 2021 at 10:23 am

    hi Doc, I am really impress the way you have describe the whole picture of Physical Activity specially INTENSITY.
    I have also tried to describe Fitness and trying to take it at the next level. Would you like to have a look and give your valuable inputs?

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  23. Cheeriosッ on October 17, 2021 at 10:31 am

    Cool I don’t care

  24. Waqas Ali Shah on October 17, 2021 at 10:36 am

    Self care in an amazing way

  25. Paul Cadman on October 17, 2021 at 10:39 am

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  26. I allways win on October 17, 2021 at 10:43 am


  27. Edgbarra on October 17, 2021 at 10:44 am

    I think now it got updated to 300 minutes per week

  28. MythicHyperion™ on October 17, 2021 at 10:45 am

    online class

  29. People Health Truth on October 17, 2021 at 10:46 am

    Energetic daily sex is the #1 best exercise for mind and body. Pushups #2 for body. Go up stairs or hills.

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