Movement: Falls to Germany?

German children’s and young people move significantly less than their peers in many other countries of the world. The investigation of the Active Healthy Kids Global Alliance, the 50 States &quot shows;Motion Zeugnis" issued.

70 percent of the day spend in children and young people in Germany in the Seats. This is much too much, according to the experts of the Initiative Ative Healthy Kids Germany. You have evaluated physical activity in 10 areas of daily life, and in a motion-witness recorded. The following grades have received Germany’s children:

Köphysical Aktivität total Note 4-

Only 20 percent of the girls and boys move every day for at least one hour, as recommended by the world health organization. Girls are less active than boys and adolescents less active than children.

Participation in organised Sport: grade 2

70 per cent of children and young people are member in a sports club. Here, too, girls are less active than boys. The membership numbers are increasing age is a little lower.

Active Play: – Touch 4-

Less than 25 per cent of children and young people actively playing several hours of the day. Children are playing more as teenagers, and girls slightly more than boys.

Active School: Grade 3-

Only 40 per cent of children and young people walk to school or use the bike. About half of public transport uses, therefore, a means, or is driven by parents to school.

Sedentary Behavior: Grade 4-

Around 80 per cent of children and young people spend more than two hours of sitting in front of the TV or other devices with screen.

Family and friends: Note 2-

66 percent of parents are regularly physically active and are a good role model for your children. 60 percent of children feel comfortable in their physical activity of parents and friends positively supported.

School: Grade 2

Physical education is compulsory in all schools, in General, Sport is two Times per week on the timetable. In primary schools is qualified, only about half of the teachers, sports, teaching, in secondary education, compared to almost 100 percent. The spatial and material equipment of the schools is good to very good. Access to a swimming pool, about 70 percent of the schools.

Municipality: Note 2

Most cities and towns have a good infrastructure for physical activity (bike trails, Tempo-30-zones, playgrounds, Parks, soccer fields). Approximately 75 percent of the parents indicate that their children are allowed to play without supervision outside

Overall, the verdict is pretty mixed. It shows a clear contrast: While the external influences and the environment are right-a rating of good, the individual movement behaviour of the children, almost deficient. With his testimony Germany stands in international comparison, in the upper third. The best grades got Slovenia, followed by Nepal, Japan, and Denmark.

"Especially for children, movement is incredibly important. Who moved as a child to little, where there is a high risk that he will use this also as an adult tut&quot is;, the study’s leader, Yolanda Demetriou, a Professor of sports and health pedagogy at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) says. This, in turn, favoring Obesity and cardiovascular diseases. "In Germany, physical inactivity is the fifth most common Todesursache", so Demetriou. Why are children and adolescents, in spite of good conditions, so little active, and want to investigate, the scientists of the TUM.