Quality statement 8 (placeholder): Reducing sedentary behaviour
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Decreasing the levels of sedentary behaviour in children and young people is a different issue to increasing physical activity in this group, as noted in Start active, stay active: a report on physical activity from the four home countries' Chief Medical Officers. There is a need to specify interventions and actions that can be carried out to achieve a reduction in sedentary behaviour in children and young people and also methods that can be used to easily and successfully measure sedentary activity.