Childhood Physical Inactivity Reaches Crisis Levels Around the Globe
[Source: Medical X-Press]
Children around the world are not moving enough to maintain healthy growth and development, according to a global report released today.
The report by the Active Healthy Kids Global Alliance (AHKGA) compared 49 countries from six continents to assess global trends in childhood physical activity in developed and developing nations, resulting in the “Global Matrix 3.0” comparison of grades.
The report revealed that modern lifestyles—increases in screen time, the growing urbanization of communities and the rise in automation of previously manual tasks—are contributing to a pervasive public health problem that must be recognized as a global priority.
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