Too young, too slow: sad state of youth

28th Nov

A survey carried out in Australia alliterating the fact that most kids cannot carry out basic forms of exercise and prefer to sit in front of the TV. As one Principle has suggested, we need to take a few action not just one – we need to target all behaviours – eating, screen time and physical activity to see any types of results or change.

Too young, too slow: sad state of youth

  • Australian children are too inactive
  • more than half of the primary students and almost three-quarters of the high school students spend more than the recommended time each day in front of a TV, computer or other screen.
  • Ability to carry out some basic physical skills correctly, such as jumping and throwing a ball, has declined since 2004
  • Louise Hardy, principal investigator of the NSW Schools Physical Activity and Nutrition Survey “We have to target all behaviours – eating, screen time and physical activity. No one action is going to be the panacea to fix this,”

http://www.theage.com.au/lifestyle/diet-and-fitness/too-young-too-slow-sad-state-of-youth-20111120-1npei.html

 

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