Parent and child physical activity and sedentary time: do active parents foster active children?

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Physical activity has many positive effects on children's health while TV viewing has been associated with adverse health outcomes. Many children do not meet physical activity recommendations and exceed TV viewing guidelines. Parents are likely to be an important influence on their children's behaviour. There is an absence of information about the associations between parents' and children's physical activity and TV viewing.


Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)194
JournalBMC Public Health
Publication statusPublished - 2010