Children's Engagement in Sedentary Lifestyle


Children's Engagement in Sedentary Lifestyle

Introduction: Sedentary lifestyle kind of manner that involves very little or no physical activity. An individual living in an inactive manner is usually sitting or lying down such as engaged in activities like reading, socializing, watching television, playing and taking part in video games or employing a mobile phone/computer for much of the day.

Prevention of Sedentary Lifestyle in Children

The current levels of physical inactivity are partially due to insufficient participation in physical activity throughout leisure and a rise in inactive behaviour which leads to obesity, diabetics, an increase of waist circumference, BMI, heart-related diseases.

Inculcation of several physical and mental awareness programs regarding various metabolic well-being among parents and children to create a great difference in society.

Journal of Childhood Obesity is the journal that is particularly focused on BMI, obesity, physical activity, eating habits, sedentary lifestyles, behaviour studies, social impacts, etc. on Infants, Toddlers, Preschool-aged children and adolescents.

The Journal’s special issues:

  • The Role of Physical Activity in Preventing Childhood Obesity” handled by Human Nutrition and Foods, Division of Animal and Nutritional Sciences, Davis College of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Design, West Virginia University, Morgantown, West Virginia, USA
  • Lifestyle Skills in Childhood Set Healthy Habits for Life” handled by Cristiana Lucretia Pop, Physical Education and Sport Department, Bucharest University of Economic Studies, Romania

Parent’s role and Family Impact: Parents should know the health history of their kids and considerations or suggestions they need for designing physical activity. Parents should also know the information from reliable health sources for children’s health, like the Journal of Childhood Obesity, etc. Parents have to engage their children in sports and fitness programs and make them active.

Community Impact: In childhood, every child should have two to three times a day of active outdoor play. They should expose a minimum of two or additional structured, park or open play area services or teacher leading activities per day like games, dancing, physical activities that involve active movement whether it is indoors or outdoors.

Now, most of the major cities are designed with fewer park services and play areas in order to build corporate infrastructures, to make them business capitals. This also acts as a major reason for the increase of sedentary lifestyles in children.


A sedentary lifestyle is changing into a significant public health issue and global epidemic. Sedentary lifestyles seem to be progressively spreading in many countries despite being linked to a range of chronic health conditions. The higher the involvement in physical activity the lower the sedentary lifestyles risk.