2012 Kids CANPLAY

Results from this study are based on data collected in Year 7 (2011-2012) 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.

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Bulletin 8: Sitting time during the after school time period

2012 Kids CANPLAY

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Bulletin 8: Sitting time during the after school time period

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The Canadian Fitness and Lifestyle Research Institute’s 2011-2012 Canadian Physical Activity Levels Among Youth (CANPLAY) study explored children’s time spent sitting in a typical week day between the time school ends and dinner. This was asked as two separate questions; one question pertained to time spent sitting and watching television and the second question asked about time spent during this period sitting and doing other activities such as reading, playing computer games, and so on.

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Publication Date: August 14, 2014

Bulletin 7: Preferences of children and youth: Intensity of physical activity and sport

2012 Kids CANPLAY

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Bulletin 7: Preferences of children and youth: Intensity of physical activity and sport

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The Canadian Fitness and Lifestyle Research Institute’s Canadian Physical Activity Levels Among Youth (CANPLAY) study examined children’s preferences for the intensity of various types of physical activities and sport.

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Publication Date: March 31, 2014

Bulletin 6: Preferences of children and youth: Organization of physical activity and sport

2012 Kids CANPLAY

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Bulletin 6: Preferences of children and youth: Organization of physical activity and sport

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The Canadian Fitness and Lifestyle Research Institute’s Canadian Physical Activity Levels Among Youth (CANPLAY) study in 2011-2012 examined children’s preferences for types of physical activities and sport.

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Publication Date: March 6, 2014

Bulletin 5: How many steps are sufficient for children and youth to be healthy?

2012 Kids CANPLAY

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Bulletin 5: How many steps are sufficient for children and youth to be healthy?

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There are no definitive criteria regarding the number of steps required for health benefits for children and youth. Current research, however, have suggested several criteria.

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Publication Date: February 7, 2014

Bulletin 4: Active pursuits during the after school time period

2012 Kids CANPLAY

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Bulletin 4: Active pursuits during the after school time period

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Since 2005, the CANPLAY study (Canadian Physical activity Levels Among Youth study) of the Canadian Fitness and Lifestyle Research Institute has been used to measure the physical activity levels of children and youth using pedometers to measure daily steps. In addition to the step data collected within the study, parents were asked about their child’s active pursuits during the period that school ends and dinner.

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Publication Date: October 31, 2013

Bulletin 3: Sedentary pursuits during the after school time period

2012 Kids CANPLAY

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Bulletin 3: Sedentary pursuits during the after school time period

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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 via pedometers to measure daily steps since 2005. In addition to the step data, parents were asked about their child’s activity patterns. This bulletin summarizes the sedentary pursuits that children participate during the period when school ends and dinner.

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Publication Date: October 31, 2013

Bulletin 2: Participation in Organized Physical Activity and Sport

2012 Kids CANPLAY

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Bulletin 2: Participation in Organized Physical Activity and Sport

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According to the Canadian Fitness and Lifestyle Research Institute’s 2011-2012 Canadian Physical Activity Levels Among Youth (CANPLAY) study, the majority (75%) of children and youth (aged 5 to 19) participate in organized physical activities and sport.

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Publication Date: August 9, 2013

Bulletin 1: Physical Activity Levels of Canadian Children and Youth

2012 Kids CANPLAY

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Bulletin 1: Physical Activity Levels of Canadian 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. This bulletin reflects data collected in year 7 of data collection which was collected in 2011/2012, and also compares this data to those collected in previous years.

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Publication Date: July 31, 2013