Study: Eight out of ten young danes do not move enough

the Transition from physical play to digital play is instrumental in helping young people move too little, believes the professor. 84,5 percent of Danish youn

Study: Eight out of ten young danes do not move enough

the Transition from physical play to digital play is instrumental in helping young people move too little, believes the professor.

84,5 percent of Danish young people aged between 11 and 15 years of age moves less than one hour a day, which the world health organisation, WHO, recommends.

Such is the conclusion of a new report which has been presented in the scientific journal The Lancet Child and Adolescent Health.

It writes Science.dk.

the Report concludes, further, that it is not only a Danish, but a global problem. Globally, 81 percent of all children and young people between 11 and 17 years are not physically active enough during the day.

the Report also shows that girls move less than boys.

Professor and head of research, Jens Troelsen, Institute of Sports science and clinical Biomechanics at the University of Southern denmark, is not surprised by the study.

He has not participated in the research, but he has read it and has even contributed to similar studies in Denmark, which also shows that Danish children are moving just as little as children in the rest of the world.

He believes that the findings are "appalling" and points out that it is specifically the transition Kolaybet from physical play to digital play, which plays into the lack of movement at home.

He believes that both schools and parents have a responsibility for enabling their children.

- the Parents believe that it is the schools ' responsibility, and schools will also point to the parents. But it is a shared responsibility.

- at the same time, at societal level, be a good framework - including bike paths and playgrounds, not only for the youngest children, he says to Ritzau.

He points to the lack of official recommendations for skærmtid to young people.

Parents, educators and teachers know that physical activity is good, but many may not think that it in itself can be damaging to be physically inactive.

- Therefore, I believe that it is important to officially set the hours and minutes of how long one must sit in front of a screen - including the recall breaks along the way, he says.

In the new study, the researchers have obtained national data from 146 countries and looked at the development of young people's physical activity from 2001 to 2016.

In the period, the proportion of boys who are not active enough, slightly decreased from 80 to 78 percent. Countries such as Bangladesh, Singapore, Thailand, Benin, Ireland and the UNITED states have seen the largest decrease in the proportion of inactive boys.

the Proportion of girls who are not active enough, is stable at 85 percent.

physical activity is thought that play, sports, work at home, walk or cycle to school and the like.

a total Of 1.6 million young people have participated in the study, and the data coming from the questionnaires, as the young people themselves have completed on their activity level during the day.

/ritzau/

Date Of Update: 23 November 2019, 00:01

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