2014 Kids CANPLAY

Results from this study are based on data collected in Year 7 and 8 (2011-2014) and describes physical activity levels among children and youth ages 5-19 years using objective measures (using pedometers to measure the number of steps taken daily). This study also explores parental perceptions of factors influencing their child’s participation.

This report represents the most recent findings for this topic. For information regarding previously published data please contact the institute at info@cflri.ca.

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Bulletin 4: Sedentary pursuits during the after school time period

2014 Kids CANPLAY

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Bulletin 4: Sedentary pursuits during the after school time period

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This bulletin reports on data collected from 2011 to 2014. In addition to the step data, parents were asked about their children’s activity patterns. This bulletin describes some sedentary pursuits that children participate in during the period between the end of school and dinner.

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Publication Date: March 30, 2015

Bulletin 3: Participation in Organized Physical Activity and Sport

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Bulletin 3: Participation in Organized Physical Activity and Sport

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Bulletin 1 in this series previously described physical activity levels among children and youth (aged 5 to 19) measured using pedometers to quantify daily steps. During the 2011 and 2014 data collection, parents were also asked to describe their child’s participation in organized physical activity and sport. According to parents, 75% of children and youth participate in organized physical activity and sport.

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Publication Date: February 24, 2015

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Bulletin 2: How many steps are sufficient for children and youth to be healthy?

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Bulletin 2: How many steps are sufficient for children and youth to be healthy?

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The question “how many steps are required to make a child healthy?” is often posed. Currently, there is no specific criterion accepted in the literature that defines the required number of steps, although several have been suggested. For the purpose of this bulletin, four criteria are described.

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Publication Date: February 24, 2015

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Bulletin 1: Physical Activity Levels of Children and Youth

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Bulletin 1: Physical Activity Levels of Children and Youth

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Since 2005, the Canadian Fitness and Lifestyle Research Institute’s CANPLAY study (Canadian Physical activity Levels Among Youth study) has been used to measure the physical activity levels of children and youth, by using pedometers to measure daily steps. Trend information is provided at the national and provincial/territorial level using 2005-2007 as the baseline. This bulletin reflects data collected in year 7 and 8 (2011-2014), and also compares this data to those collected in previous years.

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Publication Date: November 13, 2014

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