What Is the Relationship between Physical Activity and Sedentary Behaviour in Children?

Data reports from 39 countries state that only 23% of 11 year olds have the recommended 1h/day of moderate-to-vigorous physical activity. As such, it is obvious that current generation of children spend less time outside than the previous generation. Authors from Canada identified 28 relevant studies to examine the relationship between outdoor time and: physical activity, cardiorespiratory and musculoskeletal fitness, sedentary behavior and motor skill development. This research work confirmed that outdoor time is positively related to physical activity and negatively related to sedentary behavior in children aged 3–12 years. These findings were apparent across ages, sexes and contexts. Read more by the link!