It’s not a failing grade but it’s pretty close.
A new study suggests Canadian kids are among the least active in the world.
In June, researchers behind the annual ParticipAction report card gave the nation its fourth straight “D-minus” grade.
Researchers then compared their findings to data from 37 other countries, and put Canada towards the bottom of the pack for overall activity.
Participaction’s Katherine Janson spoke with the Mix Morning Crew and said only 9% of Canadian kids get the recommended 60 minutes of “heart-pumping activity” a day.
Canada is joined by other developed countries including Australia, England, and the US, who also scored a D-minus.
Janson says Slovenia ranked highest on the list.
Janson says too much screen time is a problem, but also suggests that it’s a societal issue.
Our societies are structured so that we drive everywhere instead of walking or biking.