Student Well-Being

Study Aims to Identify Predictors of Physical Activity in Children

By Bryan Toporek — June 20, 2012 1 min read

How much time do young children spend being physically active compared with being sedentary? Do these children meet the recommended 60 minutes/day of moderate-to-vigorous physical activity (MVPA)?

The findings may surprise you.

Children ages 8 to 10 spend more than 80 percent of their waking hours in sedentary behavior, according to a study published online today in

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A version of this news article first appeared in the Schooled in Sports blog.