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Physical activity of Canadian children and youth

This event will focus on the latest results from the Canadian Health Measures Survey relating to the physical activity levels of children and youth aged 3 to 17 years old. Physical activity is associated with a wide range of health benefits, yet the majority of Canadian children and youth are not meeting the current physical activity recommendation to accumulate at least 60 minutes per day of physical activity.

Articles recently published in Health Reports cover topics such as physical activity and sedentary behaviour in preschool-aged children, the link between parent and child physical activity and sedentary behaviour, and the effect of outdoor time on physical activity levels. But our latest findings focus on examining the trend over time (2007 to 2015) in the physical activity levels of Canadian children and youth and adherence to the new Canadian 24-Hour Guidelines for Children and Youth.

Want to learn more? Join our chat session with Statistics Canada experts to discuss these findings!

Monday, October 23, 2017 13:00 to 14:00
Rachel Colley, Didier Garriguet
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