Below we will explore the 24 hourmovementguidelinesdeveloped by the Healthy Active Living andObesity Group (HALO) of the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO) Research Institute, theCanadian Society for Exercise Physiology (CSEP), ParticipACTION, The Conference Board of Canada, thePublic Health Agency of Canada and a group of leading researchers from around the world, with theinput of over 700 national and international stakeholders.
24 Hour Guidelines
“For optimal health benefits, children, and youth (aged 5–17 years) should achieve high levels of physical activity, low levels of sedentary behaviour, and sufficient sleep each day.”
“Preserving sufficient sleep, trading indoor time for outdoor time, and replacing sedentary behavioursand light physical activity with additional moderate to vigorous physical activity can provide greaterhealth benefits.”
Health Benefits for Outside Play
🌟 Cognitive health
🌟 Mental health
🌟 Immune function
🌟 Develop social skills
🌟 Better vision
🌟 Reduced ADHDSymptoms
🌟 Intellectual Development
Even with evidence showing the benefits of increased physical activity, reducedsedentary behaviours,and getting enough sleep, Canadian children and youth meeting the 24 hour recommendations isreported at only 12.7%.(8)
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