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HBSC Network Publishes: Trends in screen time and physical activity among German adolescents

There are a range of increasingly well established associations between sedentary screen-time behaviours and negative health outcomes in adults. 

Among children and adolescents in particular, screen-based behaviours have been shown to associate with physical and psychosocial health outcomes such as body composition, self-esteem and academic achievement.

Researchers from HBSC's International research network and German national team studied trends in German adolescents’ television time and non-gaming PC use as well as levels of physical activity.

They found that although physical activity levels increased from 2002 to 2010 among German teens, the total time spent active was still low. Additionally, while TV viewing was found to have decreased, no decline was observed for screen-based behaviours in general. This is likely due to an increase in the use of PCs for internaet access, instant messaging, homework, emails etc.

The paper can be found here

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[01-05-2014 to 05-06-2014]

 


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