Number of kids meeting activity guidelines dropped nearly 80 per cent during lockdown: study
TORONTO -- Experts say the COVID-19 lockdown has been “collateral damage” to the health of Canadian children and teens, with less than three per cent getting the recommended 60 minutes of moderate to vigorous physical activity a day, according to a recent study.
One month after the World Health Organization (WHO) declared the COVID-19 situation a pandemic, researchers surveyed more than 1,400 parents to see how their children were faring.
Not only did parents report that 79 per cent of kids were spending more time on screens, only 2.7 per cent of kids were meeting the recommended 60 minutes of physical activity per day.
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