New studies have suggested that frequent interruptions in children's sedentary time can have a positive impact on their health.
Researchers at Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO) Research Institute looked at risk factors for type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease in children with a family history of obesity.
They analyzed data taken from an existing QUALITY cohort study that included over 500 children living in Quebec. Using an accelerometer to gather data, the researchers studied all breaks in sedentary behaviour for these kids during a one week period.
This study suggests that frequent breaks in children's sedentary time rather than the duration of the break can contribute to making kids healthier.