Sedentary behaviour is defined as time spent sitting or lying with low energy expenditure, while awake, in the context of educational, home, and community settings and transportation.|
In children and adolescents, higher amounts of sedentary behaviour are associated with the following poor health outcomes: increased adiposity; poorer cardiometabolic health, fitness, behavioural conduct/pro-social behaviour; and reduced sleep duration.
It is recommended that:
• Children and adolescents should limit the amount of time spent being sedentary, particularly the amount of recreational screen time.
Strong recommendation, low certainty evidence