- 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
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Table of Contents:
- Table of Contents (PDF 34KB, 4 pages)
- List of Figures and Tables (PDF 52KB, 17 pages)
- Executive Summary (PDF 57KB, 8 pages)
- Introduction (PDF 31KB, 2 pages)
- Student Health 2005 - Introduction
- Chapter 1 - Student Profile
- Chapter 2 - Eating Habits, Physical Activity and Body Weight
- Chapter 3 - Tobacco, Alcohol, Marijuana and Other Drugs
- Chapter 4 - Bullying and Safety
- Chapter 5 - Mental Health and Self Esteem
- Chapter 6 - Sexual Health
- Chapter 7 - Dental Health
- Chapter 8 - Injuries
- Chapter 9 - Sun Safety
- Data Sources, Methods, and Limitations (PDF 45KB, 4 pages)
- References (PDF 49KB, 8 pages)
- News Release