• Effective Strategies for Reducing Sedentary Lifestyles of Adolescent Youth

      Raimondo, Daniel; fendryk, jesse (2020-12-01)
      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.