Physical Activity and Children

Physical activity can be spontaneous or planned.

Children engage in less physical activities which increases the risk of health problems.

In Europe,  both Sweden and Ireland have the lowest amount of time  aimed at physical activities during school hours.

It is estimated that amoung school children around 15-20% are physically inactive or have a far too low rate of physical activity.

Children of parents that are physically active are more active than childrens who have inactive parents.

Physical activity has a positive effect on childrens longterm  health ie bodyfat and the future risk of heart problems.

Physical activity has a positive effect on the s development of  motor skills,cognitive,emotional and social development.

Physical activity has a positive effect on the bone mineral density (BMD) .

Physical activity has a major effect on the skelatal system before puberty.

Obesity is becoming far to common amoung children.Obesity under the growing period increases the risk for heart disease later in life.

 

 

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