Recommendation for Families – Overall Movement Behaviours

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Know, understand and strive to adhere to the 24-Hour Movement Guidelines.

Establish an environment that supports healthy movement, and create routines and expectations for meeting the 24-Hour Movement Guidelines.

Recognize that engaging in recommended healthy movement behaviours reinforces family cohesiveness.

Be a good role model by being physically active, limiting your own sedentary behaviour and screen time, and practising healthy sleep habits.

Help children self-regulate their behaviours by setting expectations and making sure to involve them in deciding how they can meet the 24- Hour Movement Guidelines.

Encourage more outdoor time to increase physical activity, decrease sedentary behaviour and improve sleep.

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ParticipACTION. The Role of the Family in the Physical Activity, Sedentary and Sleep Behaviours of Children and Youth. The 2020 ParticipACTION Report Card on Physical Activity for Children and Youth. Toronto: ParticipACTION; 2020. The 2020 Report Card and a summary of its findings (the Highlight Report) are available online at


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