Its Time for Awake-Up Call

Canadian kids are inactive and they may be losing sleep over it.
If you think kids can get a little physical activity and then play video games into the wee hours, yet remain healthy, you're in for a rude awakening.


Emerging research, which spurred Canada to develop the worlds first 24-Hour Movement Guidelines, shows that physical activity, sedentary behaviour and sleep are closely interrelated.

Report Card

The 2016 ParticipACTION Report Card on Physical Activity has just been released with some very interesting information :
  • D minus! Canada's kids receive a D - for overall Number physical activity levels. Find out why: #ReportCard
  • Did you know, 31% of school-aged kids + 26% of adolescents are sleep-deprived?
  • For kids, sleep is an essential component of healthy cognitive and physical development.
  • Good sleep is created when kids get off the couch, away from screens with regular heart-pumping activity
  • Its a vicious cycle when kids don't sleep enough. They're too tired for activity during the day, but not tired enough at night.
  • New guidelines say, kids+ youth need to Sweat, Step, Sleep and Sit in prescribed amounts
  • Only 9% of 5 to17 year-olds get the recommended 60 minimum of heart-pumping activity they need each day.
  • Sweat, step, sit and sleep. Children with higher physical activity levels get better sleep
Follow the Guidelines, Reap the Rewards
ParticipACTION flyer with sleeping clock