Children in Taiwan receive F grade for overall physical activity

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2019/06/11
By: Chao Li-yen and Ko Lin

Image taken from NCHU's official website

Taipei, June 11 (CNA) A joint study by two universities in Taichung showed Tuesday that children and adolescents in Taiwan as well as their peers in South Korea and China are extremely physically inactive.

The "2018 Taiwan Report Card on Physical Activity for Children and Youth" conducted by National Chung Hsing University (NCHU) and National Taiwan University of Sport (NTUS) provides a summary and grades current levels of physical activity, related health behavior and influential factors in Taiwan.

Local data for children and adolescents (5-17 years old) from 2010-2018 were used to measure 10 indicators, including overall physical activity; organized sport and physical activity participation; active playing; active transportation; and sedentary behavior.

The rest of the indicators are physical fitness; family and peers; school; community and the built environment; government strategies; and investment.    [FULL  STORY]

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