Bulletin 4: Sedentary pursuits after-school

2014-2016 kids CANPLAY (Pedometer study),

July 7, 2020

The Canadian Fitness and Lifestyle Research Institute examines physical activity levels of children and youth through a study called CANPLAY (the Canadian Physical Activity Levels Among Youth Study). In this study, physical activity levels are measured using pedometers to count daily steps. This study also explores other factors associated with physical activity levels of children and youth, including time spent in activities during the period that school ends and dinner. This bulletin explores time spent in sedentary activities such as doing homework, and watching television, reading, and playing computer or video games. The findings in this bulletin reflects data collected during the two year time period from 2014-2016.


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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!