Are the Kids Alright? A 24-Hour Movement Guideline for Healthier Children and Youth

The Conference Board of Canada, June 24, 2015
Recorded Webinar
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Canadians spend about 70 per cent of their waking hours in a sedentary state. As previous Conference Board research on healthy active living has shown, increasing levels of moderate-to-vigorous physical activity and reducing sedentary behaviour, such as sitting during waking hours, can have a significant impact on both our health and on our economy. Just getting 10 per cent of the population to move more and sit less could save the health care system $2.6 billion and boost GDP by $7.5 billion over 25 years.

But despite these facts, the message still doesn’t seem to be getting through. So how can we further encourage our children and youth to get up, get moving, and build a healthier future for Canada?

Join Dr. Mark Tremblay for this 60-minute webinar in which he will discuss ongoing research into the development of the Canadian 24-Hour Movement Behaviour Guidelines for Children and Youth.

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Webinar Highlights

These integrated guidelines will harmonize recommendations for physical activity, sedentary behaviour, and sleep. When completed in 2016, the guidelines—developed by the Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology, in partnership with Healthy Active Living and Obesity Research Group (HALO) from the CHEO Research Institute, the Public Health Agency of Canada and the Canadian Alliance for Sustainable Health Care (CASHC)—will represent the first time these behaviours are integrated as a single recommendation. This achievement will represent a significant advancement in our understanding and approach towards the promotion of healthy active living.

Topics addressed in this 60-minute webinar include:

  • The importance of guidelines for physical activity, sedentary behaviour, and sleep
  • The potential impact—both in terms of health and the economy—of achieving targets for physical activity, sedentary behaviour, and sleep in Canada
  • The process of developing and implementing guidelines for physical activity, sedentary behaviour, and sleep for children and youth

Maintenance of Certification

Image of Canadian College of Health Leaders logoAttendance at this webinar entitles certified Canadian College of Health Leaders members (CHE/Fellow) to .5 Category II credits toward their maintenance of certification requirement.

About Mark

Dr. Mark Tremblay is the Director of Healthy Active Living and Obesity Research at the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario Research Institute and Professor of Pediatrics in the Faculty of Medicine, University of Ottawa. He is a Fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine, Chair of the Active Healthy Kids Global Alliance, Chair of the Canadian Physical Activity Guidelines Project, Founder of the Sedentary Behaviour Research Network, and former Dean of Kinesiology at the University of Saskatchewan. Dr. Tremblay received an honorary doctorate from Nipissing University and the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal for his leadership contributions to healthy active living in Canada.

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