30 Jan Children and teens aren’t doing enough physical activity – new study sounds a health warning
Congratulations to AHKGA Global Matrix 4.0 Report Card leaders from African countries, Dr. Taru Manyanga (Team Zimbabwe), Chalchisa Abdeta (Team Ethiopia), Dr. Dawn Tladi (Team Botswana) and Dr. Rowena Naidoo (Team South Africa) for publishing an article titled “Children and teens aren’t doing enough physical activity – new study sounds a health warning” in The Conversation! The article highlights the findings of the Global Matrix 4.0 on physical activity for children and adolescents and how African countries compare to the rest of the world.
“Most of the experts involved in our study agree that the childhood physical inactivity crisis is an ongoing public health challenge and the COVID-19 pandemic appears to have made it worse.”
“An important success story from this global comparison of grades is that despite the lack of infrastructure, average grades for individual behaviours were generally better for the African countries. This could be reflecting necessity, rather than choice.”
Please click here to read the full article in the Conversation.