DTheir Statistics Canada surveys also show that children and adolescents spend more time in front of screens than the maximum recommended hours.
The federal agency on Wednesday unveiled the results of the two studies, the data of which were taken from the Canadian Health Measures Survey.
The first study points out that less than 20% of young Canadians meet the goals set by the new Canadian 24-Hour Movement Guidelines, which include targets for sleep, sedentary behavior and physical activity.
Thus, according to Statistics Canada, “75% of young people get enough sleep (9 to 11 hours for children aged 5 to 13 and 8 to 10 hours for young people aged 14 to 17), half follow the recommendation in this area. sedentary behavior (no more than two hours per day spent in front of a screen), and only about a third of them meet the recommendation for physical activity (60 minutes per day of moderate to vigorous physical activity) ”.
The second study, this time longitudinal, suggests that there was virtually no change from 2007 to 2015 in the number of minutes spent each day in physical activity.
This survey also reveals that boys tend to be more active than girls, and that children aged 6 to 11 move more than adolescents aged 12 to 17.