The Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology (CSEP), in partnership with HALO, the Public Health Agency of Canada and the Conference Board of Canada are leading the development of the Canadian 24 Hour Movement Behaviour Guidelines for Children and Youth. Twenty-nine researchers and knowledge users came from all corners of the world to gather in Montebello, Quebec to participate in the guideline development meeting. These integrated guidelines will harmonize recommendations for physical activity, sedentary behaviour, and sleep, and will represent the first time these behaviours are integrated as a single recommendation.


The Canadian 24-Hour Movement Guidelines for Children and Youth: An Integration of Physical Activity, Sedentary Behaviour, and Sleep were released with the 2016 ParticipACTION Report Card on Physical Activity for Children and Youth on June 16, 2016. Background research informing the new guidelines has also been published — and is open access — in a special issue of Applied Physiology, Nutrition, and Metabolism. A list of relevant links are below.