Date of Award

Fall 12-2020

Degree Name

MSEd in Physical Education

Department

Kinesiology, Sport Studies and Physical Education

First Advisor

Daniel Raimondo

Abstract

As society continues to evolve and adopt new ways of performing tasks, so have the people. In years past, children played outside with friends, entertained themselves, and walked to get where they were going. Children were physically active through play. Now more than ever, children are becoming complacent. They would prefer to play inside on a game console or computer rather than hang out with friends and play outside. It has been found that childhood obesity has a direct correlation with the overuse of electronic devices and children who live sedentary lifestyles (Granich et al., 2011). Barriers, such as a lack of parental involvement and unsupervised leisure time, have allowed adolescents the freedom to spend their time overly engaged in screen time activities and less involved in daily recommended physical activity (PA) (Abarca-Sos et al., 2016). The purpose of this synthesis was to review the literature on effective strategies for reducing sedentary lifestyles in adolescent youth.

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