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revised October 15, 2015
Student Health 2005: Gauging the health of Peel's youth

Arrow BulletPhysical Activity
  • Fewer than one in every five (18%) students exercised vigorously outside of school hours every day of the week while one in every ten (11%) did not exercise vigorously on any day of the week.
  • Females were significantly less likely than males to report they had exercised vigorously every day outside of school (11% and 26% respectively) and every day during physical education class at school (15% and 25% respectively).
  • Sedentary activities such as watching television or spending time on a computer are a large part of Peel students’ lives. Close to half (45%) of students reported they watched six or more hours of television, videos or DVDs every week.
  • Forty-three per cent of students reported they spent six or more hours every week on a computer (not including school or part-time work).

Chapter 2 - Eating Habits, Body Weight and Physical Activity (PDF 158KB, 40 pages)

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