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HEALTH BEHAVIOUR IN SCHOOL-AGED CHILDREN

WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION COLLABORATIVE CROSS-NATIONAL SURVEY

 

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Data visualisation: Weekly physical activity

This visualisation allows you to explore HBSC's data for young people who report participating in at least 2 hours of vigorous physical activity for 2 or more hours per week.

Physical activity is essential for long- and short-term physical and mental health and may improve academic and cognitive performance. It is associated with reduced anxiety and depression, and increased musculoskeletal and cardiovascular health among young people.

Findings demonstrate that adolescence is a key period for intervention, with overall activity levels declining between the ages of 11 and 15, especially among girls. Good physical-activity habits established in youth are likely to be carried through into adulthood. Low levels of physical-activity and excess sedentary behaviour in youth are associated with obesity in adult life, a serious and costly global public health issue.

 

This visualisation has received funding from the European Union in the framework of the Health Programme (2008-2013). The content of this visualisation represents the views of the author and it is his sole responsibility; it can in no way be taken to reflect the views of the European Commission and/or the Executive agency does not accept responsibility for any use that may be made of the information it contains.

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[01-08-2015 to 31-10-2015]

 


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