Children sedentary for more than 60% of their waking hours

New findings from the Cork Children’s Lifestyle Study (CCLaS) reveal that children are sedentary for more than 60% of their waking hours. The CCLaS Study is a study of school children aged 8 to 11 years old living in Cork city and Mitchelstown. Children wore accelerometers for 7-days to measure activity levels.

The study found that only one-fifth of children met the physical activity recommendations of 60 minutes per day. Children were sedentary for more than 60% of their waking hours. Less than one fifth (17.5%) of children met the recommendation for screen time of less than 2 hours per day. Researchers also found that screen time was associated with an increased risk of overweight and obesity.

For more information on physical activity and reducing screen time take a look at our Start campaign.

Posted: 10/04/2018 10:32:21 by Anne Parle
Filed under: Activity, Children, Screen time


 

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