Health Reports

Canadian peer-reviewed journal of population health and health services research

June 2017

Parent-Child association in physical activity and sedentary behaviour

by Didier Garriguet, Rachel Colley and Tracey Bushnik

Insufficient physical activity and excessive sedentary time, particularly screen time, are negatively associated with a variety of physical and mental health indicators in children. Fewer than 10% of Canadian children meet the current guideline of 60 minutes of moderate-to-vigorous physical activity (MVPA) per day.

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Parent-Child association in body weight status

by Tracey Bushnik, Didier Garriguet and Rachel Colley

The prevalence of overweight and obesity among children and adults has risen in Canada during the past 40 years. The most recent estimates indicate that a third of children are overweight or obese. Potential causes include genetics, family demographics, child and parent behaviour, and the larger economic and social environment in which children live.

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Development of a population-based microsimulation model of body mass

by Deirdre Hennessy, Rochelle Garner, William M. Flanagan, Ron Wall and Claude Nadeau

In both the developed and the developing world, obesity has increased, with global prevalence more than doubling to 13% since 1980. This dramatic change in the distribution of body weights has popularly been labelled the “obesity epidemic.”

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