Sedentary Behavior/Practice

Obesity Advocacy G‚Äčlossary 

Restrict Screen Time

Action steps regarding media include:

  1. Limit use of televisions in practice and hospital waiting rooms.
    Exposure to screen time is linked to sedentary lifestyle and where possible clinics and hospitals should be promoting healthy alternatives to screen time for healthy patients.

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  2. Know about community before- and after-school programs as well as local recreational activities that can serve as alternatives to screen time.

    Understanding the availability of affordable and quality before- and after-school programs and recreation opportunities will improve your ability to counsel patients and their families on healthy active living.

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