Children around the world are moving enough to keep growth and development b & # 39; health, according to a global report released today.
The report of the Global Alliance Healthy Kids Active (AHKGA) compared 49 countries from six continents to assess global trends in physical activity childhood in & # 39; developed countries and developing countries, resulting in comparison & # 39; degrees "Global Matrix 3.0".
The report showed that styles & # 39; modern life – increase in screen time, growing urbanization of communities and increased automation & # 39; previously manual tasks are contributing to problem & # 39; widespread public health should be recognized as a global priority.
"Global trends, including time & # 39; excessive screen, contributing to generation of & # 39; inactive children and put them on a dangerous path," said Professor Mark Tremblay, President AHKGA, Senior Scientist at -Istitut of & # 39; Cheo research in Canada and Professor at the University & # 39; Ottawa. "We have a collective responsibility to change it because inactive children are f & # 39; risk for problems & # 39; physical health, mental, social and adverse cognitive. This generation will face a range of & # 39; challenges, including -impatti of climate change, increased globalization and consequences & # 39; rapid technological change. They will have to be habitually physically active to grow in & # 39; adult b & # 39; healthy and resilient to live and thrive in & # 39; changing world. "
International comparison & # 39; AHKGA involving 517 expert paper produced 49 & # 39; country report, rating 10 common indicators related to physical activity of children and youth. The report examines global issue models, and highlights how our world is changing is affecting the levels of & # 39; children's physical activity. Increases in screen time and increasing reliance on technology is crucial to take time can & # 39; best spent engaged in & # 39; wide range & # 39; physical activities; and increased use of & # 39; motor transport is changing levels & # 39; physical activity globally.
"Encouraging back in & # 39; these movements of lifestyle requires social engineering, not just engineering built, and challenges vary according to the stage & # 39; development & # 39; each country" , said Dr. Tremblay. "It will take many aspects of society work together to change behaviors to preserve and promote the right of our children to play and be active. We hope that this report is a call to action for societies worldwide. "
Learning from each other
Countries have children and the most active young people with & # 39; generally, including Slovenia, Zimbabwe and Japan, depend on many different approaches to bring kids moving but what is consistent among them is that physical activity is driven by widespread cultural norms. Being active is not only an option, but a way of & # 39; life.
* Slovenia gained better grades for General Physical Activity (A-), Family and Labor (B +), and the Government (A), and received an overall average grade of & # 39; B .
A notable feature in Slovenia is the importance of sport for culture & # 39; this country & # 39; nearly 30 years since "Slovenes tend to watch sports as an effective tool in fostering national identity among citizens and make demands & # 39; global identity & # 39; 'success.
* The Zimbabwean reports exceed the average grades in General Physical Activity (C +) and sedentary behavior (B).
The overall physical activity is affected the most by active transport, the majority of children in Zimbabwe, is a necessity in life & # 39; day.
* The Japan had better grades for Active Transportation (A-) and Physical Fitness (A), and had no grades lower than C-.
Japan has "practical work in schools" well established being implemented by Order & # 39; Execution of & # 39; Act of Scholastic Education, founded in 1953. Declaring that public primary schools should be located in & # 39; no more than 4 km, and public secondary schools more than 6 km from the house of the student.
"There is a lot we can learn from each other to improve their grades throughout the world", said Professor Peter Katzmarzyk, Vice President AHKGA and Associate Executive Director for Population Sciences and Public Health in the & # Center 39, Pennington Biomedical Research in & # 39; Baton Rouge, Louisiana. "Physical inactivity is a global concern and m & # 39; still can & # 39; be ignored. For the health welfare and future of our children, we need to build physical activity into all societies change non- social norms to encourage children. "
The first report & # 39; "status & # 39; a nation" of Canada on the physical literacy of children