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ALR2018 will be held February 11-14, 2018 in Banff, Alberta, Canada.
The Challenge: National guidelines recommend at least 60 minutes of moderate-to-vigorous physical activity every day for children and teens, but the majority of young people do not meet that goal. Spending excessive time engaging in sedentary behaviors, such as watching TV, playing video games, and other screen time activities, contributes to the problem.
Make an impact: To prevent obesity and promote health among children, the American Academy of Pediatrics and other experts recommend a nutritious diet, regular physical activity, and limits on screen time, including TV viewing, video games, leisure-time computer use, and other screen-based activities that contribute to sedentary behaviors.
What the findings are about: This research review examines trends in sedentary behaviors among youth and their impact on obesity. It also explores differences in the prevalence of sedentary behaviors based on age, gender, race, ethnicity, and socioeconomic status. Policy implications and future research needs are identified.
Our transportation and physical activity infographic translated into Spanish.
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