How do we make our children more physically active?
Health

How do we make our children more physically active?

These days, people spend less time moving, especially younger girls and women. This can lead to long-term health problems, such as learning difficulties and generally reduced well-being.

According to the Swedish Medical Association, young people need to spend at least 60 minutes a day doing exercise that raises their heart rate. Only 44% of boys and 22% of girls reach that level today. Helsingborg city is participating in the research project Ung livsstil, or “Young Lifestyle”. Figures from this research show that among Helsingborg’s high school students, 25% exercise sufficiently once a week or less. How can we encourage children and young people to lead more active lives?

Contact: Brita.Jensen@helsingborg.se

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