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HESA Committee Report

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A healthy lifestyle includes good eating habits, adequate physical activity and avoidance of unhealthy behaviours such as smoking and excessive alcohol consumption. With respect to physical activity, Canada’s children and youth are spending too much time participating in sedentary activities, including spending time on screens, and too little time being active. Good habits established at a young age are likely to carry through to adulthood and senior years. This report makes six recommendations to the federal government on ways it can help to get Canadian youth sitting less and moving more, including the appointment of a Physical Activity Champion for Youth to oversee the implementation of a pan-Canadian approach on physical activity.