Bulletin 09: Children’s preferences for active versus quiet pursuits

2015 kids CANPLAY (Pedometer study),

January 31, 2017

The Canadian Fitness and Lifestyle Research Institute studies the physical activity levels of children and youth through a study called CANPLAY (the Canadian Physical Activity Levels Among Youth Study) using pedometers to measure daily steps. The study also explores factors associated with physical activity, including asking a sub-sample of parents about their children’s preferences for the types of activities that they like to participate in (such as a preference for being active, a preference for quiet, non-active pursuits, or liking both types of activities equally well).