Children spend most waking hours sitting still, study shows

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A study from The Public Health Agency of Sweden shows that children spend most of their time physically inactive.

Every year the public authority publishes findings on children's health. New for this year is the fact that the amount of physical activity among 11 to 15-year-olds is low even when it comes to moderate activity such as walking. 

The study looked at roughly 850 children at 16 schools across the country and measured their daytime movement through wearable motion sensors. 

The study also found a link between higher reported levels of stress at school and lower levels of physical activity. It also shows that the same pattern of low physical activity is spread evenly across the week.