WATCH — Are you getting enough exercise? Most kids aren’t
Report from ParticipACTION shows improvement in past 10 years
Canadian kids have some explaining to do.
They’ve been given a bad grade for physical activity this year.
The D+ comes from ParticipACTION, a non-profit organization that promotes physical activity.
Every few years they put out a report card for kids between the ages of five and 17.
According to health experts, kids should have 60 minutes of physical activity every day.
Kids who are active are healthier, including mental health, the report states.
But according to ParcipACTION’s most recent findings, only 39 per cent of kids in Canada are getting the exercise they need. (That’s where the D+ comes from.)
Even though D+ is isn’t a good grade, it’s improved since 2010. (ParticipACTION)
So why are kids getting such a low grade in physical activity? How does ParticipACTION even create a report card like this? And what do kids think about their lousy grade this year?
CBC Kids News contributor Alexia Sabau has the answers for you, so watch the video to find out:
TOP IMAGE CREDIT: (Allison Cake/CBC)