2014-2016 Kids CANPLAY

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Bulletin 8: Achieving sufficient steps per day among Canadian children and youth

2014-2016 Kids CANPLAY

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Bulletin 8: Achieving sufficient steps per day among Canadian children and youth

Summary

The Canadian Fitness and Lifestyle Research Institute examines the physical activity levels of children and youth through a study called CANPLAY (the Canadian Physical Activity Levels Among Youth Study). CANPLAY uses pedometers to measure daily steps. This bulletin generally represents data collected during the two year time period from 2014-2016, unless
identified as trend information representing data collected in the study between 2005 and 2016. Bulletin 1 in this series shows that Canadian children aged 5 to 19 took approximately 11,300 daily steps on average in 2014-2016.Researchers and policy makers have been concerned with the question about how many steps are sufficient to represent current physical activity guidelines. Several criteria have been explored based on larger Canadian surveys and these are examined in more detail in this bulletin.

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Publication Date: March 13, 2019

Bulletin 2: Participation in organized physical activity and sport

2014-2016 Kids CANPLAY

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Bulletin 2: Participation in organized physical activity and sport

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The Canadian Fitness and Lifestyle Research Institute examines the physical activity levels of children and youth through a study called CANPLAY (the Canadian Physical Activity Levels Among Youth Study). CANPLAY explores physical activity levels through the measurement of daily steps using pedometers, and also examines other factors associated with physical activity levels. In 2014-2016, the study data indicates that 77% of Canadian children, aged 5 to 19 participate in organized physical activity and sport.

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Publication Date: January 30, 2019

Bulletin 6: Parents’ perspective about the availability of after school programs

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Bulletin 6: Parents’ perspective about the availability of after school programs

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This bulletin summarizes the findings with regards to parents’ perspectives about the availability of supervised after school programs and the amount of days that their children attend these types of programs each week. This bulletin represents data collected during the two year time period from 2014 to 2016.

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Publication Date: October 30, 2018

Bulletin 1: Physical activity levels of Canadian children and youth

2014-2016 Kids CANPLAY

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Bulletin 1: Physical activity levels of Canadian children and youth

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The Canadian Fitness and Lifestyle Research Institute has studied the physical activity levels of children and youth through a study called CANPLAY (the Canadian Physical Activity Levels Among Youth Study). CANPLAY uses pedometers to measure daily steps. This bulletin generally represents data collected during the two year time period from 2014-2016, unless identified as trend information representing data collected in the study during the years 2005 to 2016.

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Publication Date: January 5, 2018