Bulletin 03: Sedentary pursuits after school

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Bulletin 03: Sedentary pursuits after school

Summary

Recent data from the Canadian Health Measures Survey indicate that children and youth spend on average 8.6 hours (62%) of their waking hours in sedentary pursuits.1 A commonly reported sedentary behaviour in children is TV viewing, and numerous studies reviewed found that children’s’ screen time far exceeds the 2 hour per day limit recommended in newly released Canadian sedentary guidelines.

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Publication Date: February 11, 2011