Adolescent Physical Activity Webinar

Adolescent Physical Activity Webinar

Adolescent Physical Activity Webinar

According to the Australian 24-hour movement guidelines, children and young people ages 5-17 should participate in a minimum of 60 minutes of moderate to vigorous physical activity per day, including muscle and bone strengthening activities on a minimum of three days per week (1). It is also recommended that sitting time for this population is broken down as often as possible and that sedentary recreational screen time is limited to no more than 2 hours of per day (this does not include screen time needed for school work) (1). Both national and international data indicate the vast majority adolescents do not meet physical activity recommendations and exceed recreational screen time recommendations (2-6). Available evidence also points to a decrease in physical activity levels from childhood to adolescence and highlights sex differences, with females typically exhibiting lower levels of physical activity and a steeper decline in physical activity engagement over time (4-8). The adolescent population is therefore one we need to pay particular attention to in terms of supporting physical activity participation. 

Presented by Dr Michalis Stylianou, PhD, BA, MA, 

Dr Stylianou is a senior lecturer in Health, Sport and Physical Education in the School of Human Movement and Nutrition Sciences at The University of Queensland. His research focuses on physical activity in children and young people and he is a member of the Active Healthy Kids Australia Research Working Group, a collaboration of researchers from universities across Australia who advocate for ways to increase physical activity and decrease sedentary behaviour among Australian children and young people and publish the Physical Activity Report Card for Children and Young People. 


Friday, 12 November 2021
12:00pm - 1:30pm  AEDT

Please note, the times listed are in Australian Eastern Daylight Savings Time. 
Your local time will be:
ACT:         12:00pm - 1:30pm
NSW:    12:00pm - 1:30pm
  10:30am - 12:00pm
  11:00am - 12:30pm
  11:30am - 1:00pm
  12:00pm - 1:30pm
  12:00pm - 1:30pm
  9:00am - 10:30am

Please note: This is a live webinar and needs to be watched at the specified time above. If you are unable to watch the webinar live, it will be produced as podcast and can be purchased within the following month.

Rates per person

ESSA Member         $30.00  
ESSA Student Member
Student Non-Member
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Access to Webinar

You will be provided information on how to access this webinar within your registration confirmation email.
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Target Audience

Any Accredited Exercise Physiologists.      



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