80% Of Children Worldwide Don’t Get Recommended Daily Exercise, Health Officials Say


IT SOME WATER. ANIMAL WAS LATER RELEASED AT A SAFE LOCATION. ON THE HEALTHWATCH TONIGHT WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION HAS ISSUED A REPORT ON CHILDREN AND EXERCISE AROUND THE GLOBE. HEALTH REPORTER STEPHANIE STAHL IS HERE WITH THE ALARMING INFORMATION. REPORTER: IT REALLY IS. DIFFICULTIES A INTEREST 30ING YOU GUYS THIS REPORT SAYS KIDS AROUND THE WORLD ARE PUTTING THEIR HEALTH IN JEOPARDY BY NOT GETTING ENOUGH EXERCISE. IN FACT, 80 PERCENT OF YOUNG PEOPLE ARE NOT MOVING ENOUGH AND EXPERTS SAY IT IS DETRIMENTAL TO THEIR HEALTH IN MORE WAYS THEN ONE. IT COULD BE SOCCER PRACTICE. OR AT GYM CLASS. OR EVEN A WALK TO AND FROM SCHOOL. WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION SAYS THAT KIDS AGE 11 TO 17 NEED ONE HOUR OF EXERCISE EVERY SINGLE DAY BUT MOST ARE NOT GETTING IT. MANY, MANY COUNTRIES ARE BETWEEN 80 AND 90 PERCENT OF ADOLESCENCE NOT MEETING THE RECOMMENDATION FOR PEOPLE AND PHYSICAL ACTIVITY. REPORTER: IT LISTED A MILLION STUDENT AROUND THE WORLD BETWEEN 2001 AND 2016, BOYS WERE MORE ACTIVE THEN GIRLS IN ALL BUT FOUR OF THE 106 COUNTRIES STUDIED. IN THE UNITED STATES, 64 PERCENT HAVE BOYS TO IN THE GET ENOUGH EXERCISE BUT THAT NUMBER JUMPED TO 80 PERCENT FOR GIRLS. THIS GENDER DIFFERENCE HAS INCREASED OVER THE TIME PERIOD WE HAVE LOOKED AT. REPORTER: YOU CAN PROBABLY GUESS ONE CULPRIT BEING BLAMED FOR A RISE IN SEDENTARY LIFESTYLES AND CHILDHOOD OBESITY. WE HAVE HAD THIS ELECTRONIC REVOLUTION THAT SEEMS TO HAVE CHANGED ADOLESCENCE MOVEMENT AND ENCOURAGES THEM TO SIT MORE TO BE LESS ACTIVITY. REPORTER: WHO IS CHALLENGING ADULTS TO MOVE MORE TOO HOPING THEIR EXAMPLE WILL GET TEENS OFF OF THEIR SCREENS AND INTO A HEALTHIER LIFESTYLE. AND DOCTORS SAY THAT THERE ARE PLENTY OF HEALTH BENEFITS THAT COME WITH BEING ACTIVE, IN THE JUST FOR YOUR HEART, LUNGS, WEIGHT BUT THEY ALSO CAN IMPROVE BRAIN FUNCTION, AND EVEN SOCIAL SKILLS SO THAT INFORMATION, TECHNOLOGY, REVOLUTION HAS NOT HELP THEIR KIDS AND ACTIVITY. PUT AWAY CLICKER AND PHONES AND GET OUTSIDE AND PLAY BALL.

Daniel Yohans

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