2015 kids CANPLAY (Pedometer study)

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. Results from this study are based on data collected in Year 9 (2014-2015) 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.