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Sit Less

Sit Less

Guidelines for children 5-17 years of age

No more than 2 hours of recreational screen time per day. Limit time spent sitting in a car, at a desk, and in front of screens.

Sitting less can help children do better in school, improve self-esteem, grow stronger, feel happier, and improve their health.


Tips for reducing sedentary time:

*  Walk or ride your bike to school.
*  Keep bedrooms screen free.
*  Have a plan for reducing screen use.
*  Role model healthy and positive use of the internet and screens.
*  On long car rides, stop for a stretch and play time.

Visit csep.ca to learn how much sleep, sitting, and exercise time a child or youth needs each day.