What counts as "Sedentary Behaviour"?
Sedentary behaviours are those that involve very little physical movement while children are awake, such as:
- Sitting or reclining for prolonged periods in a stroller, high chair, or car seat
- Sedentary screen time such as watching television or playing with non-active electronic devices including video games, tablets, computers or phones
Although not all sedentary behaviour is harmful—like reading or storytelling with a caregiver—excessive screen time before age five is, as it’s linked with language delays, reduced attention and lower school readiness.