Bulletin 14: Barriers to children's participation in physical activity

2010-2011 Physical Activity Monitor (Children and Youth focus),

September 4, 2014

The 2010-2011 Physical Activity Monitor asked parents to indicate the barriers that prevent their child from being more active. Parents reported several key barriers, including time concerns and competing demands, physical and personality characteristics, physical and social environment, and cost. These have been grouped and are summarized in this research bulletin.



Key Research Area(s)



Children and Youth

Publication Type

Reports and Publications

Data Collection Method(s)

Self-Report Population Data

The CFLRI is currently conducting a study of physical activity opportunities in Canadian schools. If you have received an invitation to participate in this and have any questions regarding the study please contact us at research_recherche@cflri.ca. Thank you for your participation!