Source: Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology. 2011. Accessed March 20, 2018 at: http://www.csep.ca/CMFiles/Guidelines/CanadianSedentaryGuidelinesStatements_E_2012.pdf
According to the Sedentary Behaviour Guidelines for children aged 5 to 11 and youth aged 12 to 17, children and youth should limit recreational screen time (e.g. television, computer, video games, etc.) to no more than 2 hours per day.1
Children and youth should also limit sedentary motorized transportation, extended periods of sitting and time spent indoors throughout the day.1
1Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology. 2011. Accessed March 20, 2018 at: http://www.csep.ca/CMFiles/Guidelines/CanadianSedentaryGuidelinesStatements_E_2012.pdf
Sedentary behaviour is defined as any waking behaviour characterized by an energy expenditure ≤ 1.5 metabolic equivalents (METs), while in a sitting, reclining or lying posture.