Teenagers are Not active enough, WHO WarnsArjun Krishnan (Author) Published Date : Nov 22, 2019 18:00 IST
Childhood Inactivity - The Hazardous disease:
According to the recent survey made by the World Health Organization (WHO), around 80% of Teenagers remained inactive and lack of Physical exposure. This in-turn damages their Mental and Social Skills and faces a lot of development issues. In 146 Countries, Boys seemed to be more active than Girls.
Word Health Organisation suggests that the immediate measures need to be taken to safeguard the future health of youngsters. There has to be a minimum of 60 minutes of Moderate – Vigorous exercise a day for children and around 120 minutes of physical activity for adults, to remain strong and get rid of inactivity. The insufficient physical exercises will lead to serious health issues such as weakening of heart, loosening of bones & muscles, and breathing suffocation.
Dr. Fiona Bull, an expert from WHO, said that "This is not the good sign for this developing young generation as it paves the way for Obesity, Asthma, Heart diseases and Diabetes." This Modern world gives much importance to mental education rather than Physical and Outdoor activities. The sudden rise of digital media also plays a major role in this cause.
Bangladesh records the least number of inactivity (66%) on children. The countries like Tonga, Samoa, Afghanistan, Zambia has the most amount of active girls when compared to boys. In terms of individuality, Philippines boys (93%) and South Korean girls (97%) have the most number of inactivity. As per the reports, the level of inactivity has been marginally dropped for boys (80% to 78%), and it remained the same for girls (85%).
The Chief Doctor Dr. Mark Tremblay from East Ontario Research Institute, Canada, has said that Physical Inactivity is the 4th most alarming factor of Pre-mature death that happens worldwide. Electronic and Digital transformation has restricted people to stay indoors and will eventually make them ignore the simple day to day exercises.
Teenagers are Not active enough, WHO Warns