For 30 years HBSC has been a pioneer cross-national study gaining insight into young people's well-being, health behaviours and their social context. This research collaboration with the WHO Regional Office for Europe is conducted every four years in 43 countries and regions across Europe and North America. With adolescents making about one sixth of the world's population, HBSC uses its findings to inform policy and practice to improve the lives of millions of young people. [more]
Sedentary behaviour is an important risk factor for physical, psychological and socio-emotional health among youth.
This short research briefing presents a summary of the evidence and provides policy recommendations for decision makers in key areas such as health, education and town planning.
HBSC's International Coordinating Centre has been awarded a European Union Health Programme Operating Grant for the 2014/15 period. The grant will support the production of quarterly research breifings to ensure that HBSC's key findings are accessible and easy to digest.
[01-10-2014 to 30-11-2014]