Physical Activity / Sedentary Behavior Guidelines

On The Globe & Mail website, writer Dave McGinn takes a look at the issue of time spent on activity vs. time spend watching TV/video/on computer/etc. ParticipACTION has published a new set of guidelines that sets strict limits on screen time and suggestions for activity:

A first-of-its-kind set of physical activity and sedentary behaviour guidelines suggests children up to four years of age get at least three hours of physical activity each day and sets strict limits on screen time.

“Our kids today, little ones under the age of four, need to move more, they need to sit less and they need to get off of screens,” says Kelly Murumets, president and CEO of ParticipACTION, which released the guidelines on Tuesday with the Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology.

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