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Four out of five young people move too little

According to a world health organization (WHO) – funded study, 85 percent of girls and 78 percent of the young move less than an hour of the day. Thus, 81 percent of young people do not meet an average of the motion the recommendation of the WHO, to go in addition to recreational and school sports, for example, active Play, housework, walk, or Bicycle ride.

Four out of five young people move much too little, girls are more affected than boys. As the result of a study conducted by scientists from the WHO, of the Imperial College London and the University of Western Australia, and in the journal &quot is;The Lancet Child & Adolescent Health Journal" was published. It is based on data from surveys conducted among 1.6 million students between the ages of 11 and 17 years, from 146 countries. Sad leader was South Korea, where in the year 2016, 94 percent of the children were sufficiently physically active. Best Bangladesh with 66 percent.

In 15 years, had the Situation improved by only one percent. Thus, the 2018 target is that 70 percent of the lack of physical activity among young people is to be eliminated by 2030 appears unattainable.

Differences between Mägirls and boys

Some countries, in which national sports are delighted to be exercised, the aim of which is rather closer to: the boys in the USA were with "nur" 64 percent of the lack of movement relatively well. For girls the lowest values in the countries, where they strengthened the in-house work were used, for example, in Bangladesh and India.

One of the authors, Dr Fiona Bull of the WHO, commented on the results: "The study highlights, to play that young people have the right and should be given the opportunity to realize their right to physical and mental health and well-being. A strong political will and Action are needed to the fact that four out of five young people enjoy the social, physical and psychological benefits of regular physical activity."