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Is Active Play Extinct?

June 4, 2012 by Marc Faktor, Certified Exercise Physiologist | Posted in: Physical Activity | Tags: play, children, physical activity

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Is Active Play Extinct?

On May 29th 2012, Active Healthy Kids Canada released the 2012 Report Card on Physical Activity for Children and Youth. Among some of the key grades on the report card, Canadian kids didn’t pass the “active play” domain with flying colors.

Quoting the report card, here are a couple key facts contributing to this lack of active play:

Canadian kids spend 63% of their free time, after school and on weekends, being sedentary.Instead of playing outdoors, Canadian kids in Grades 6 to 12 are spending 7 hours and 48 minutes per day in front of screens. + MORE

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