Newly Released: 24-Hour Movement Guidelines for the Early Years (0-4)

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On November 20, 2017, ParticipACTION and the Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology released the new evidence-based Canadian 24-Hour Movement Guidelines for the Early Years (0-4 years), which is a world’s first for this age group.

“I am pleased to announce that Recreation Newfoundland and Labrador is a proud supporter of the newly released 24-Hours Movement Guidelines for the early years,” says Tina Auchinleck-Ryan, President, Recreation Newfoundland and Labrador. “In order to achieve optimal health, parents and caregivers need to be aware of and understand the importance of the relationship between movement, sleep and sedentary behaviours.”

We at Recreation Newfoundland and Labrador, understand the important relationship between sleep, movement and sedentary behaviour for children in the early years. We are committed to raising awareness of the 24-Hour Movement Guidelines and helping parents and caregivers become more informed about obtaining the proper amounts of movement, sleep and sit.

“It is significant to see the release of the 24-Hour Movement Guideline for the early years – a word’s first for this age group. Instilling healthy habits in our children in the early years will lead to the growth of healthy habits for life,” says Jerry Knee, Physical Activity Chair, Recreation Newfoundland and Labrador.

National Press Release from the Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology and ParticipACTION

Benefits and Guidelines, The Early Years Age 0-4

Early Years 24-Hr Guidelines