December 8, 2016
11:00 a.m. EST
We know that physical inactivity and sedentary behaviour are linked to many chronic conditions, such as diabetes, heart disease, and cancer. Yet despite the health risks, levels of physical activity (PA) among children and youth remain low. In fact, Canadian children received a “D-” on this year’s ParticipACTION Report Card on Physical Activity for Children and Youth, as only 4 per cent of girls and 9 per cent of boys accumulated 60 minutes of moderate to vigorous physical activity (MVPA) at least six days a week. This report card essentially shows no change in PA levels in comparison to the previous year. So what can be done?
Join Dr. Thy Dinh as she discusses school-based physical activity and sedentary behaviour interventions that are cost-effective and could be scaled across Canada based on literature from Canada and internationally. During this webinar, you’ll hear about:
- The status of physical activity and sedentary behaviour among children and youth in Canada
- Potentially cost-effective interventions that can be integrated into the education system
- Programs to reduce sedentary behaviour at school and at home
- The benefits of modifying classroom environments to reduce sitting time while at school
- The importance in investing in child and youth physical activity from a population health and economic perspective
- Learn more by checking out our report Moving Ahead: School-Based Interventions to Reduce Physical Inactivity and Sedentary Behaviour: http://www.conferenceboard.ca/e-library/abstract.aspx?did=8360
For more information and registration: http://www.conferenceboard.ca/e-library/abstract.aspx?did=8392.