Long, unbroken stretches of sitting time are common among Australian 11-12 year olds, according to a national snapshot of pre-teen health and disease development.
The Murdoch Children’s Research Institute’s Child Health CheckPoint reveals that this age group spends an average of 11 hours each day sedentary. By comparison, their parents spend nine hours sitting still.
The study, done jointly with the University of South Australia, examined physical activity and sedentary behaviour of 1261 children aged 11-12 and 1358 of their parents over one week.
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