Children around the world lead sedentary lifestyles and not maintain healthy growth and development, says a global report.
A report by Healthy Kids Global Alliance (AHKGA) – an Australian-based not-for-profit organization – showed modern lifestyles, including an increase in screen time, urbanization of communities growing and the increase in automation of Previous hand tasks contribute to the striking public health problem.
"Global trends, including excessive screen time, contribute to a generation of inactive children and put on a dangerous route," said Mark Tremblay, President of the AHKGA, and Professor at the University of Ottawa in Canada.
"Non-executive children are at risk of having physical, mental, social and adverse cognitive problems. This generation will face a range of challenges, including the effects of climate change, increasing globalization and the consequences of rapid technological change," he added.
For the study, published in the Journal of Physical Activity and Health, the team compared 49 countries of six continents to assess global trends in childhood physical activity in developed and developing nations.
The findings showed that the countries, including Slovenia, Zimbabwe and Japan have the most active children and youth in general, and that physical activity is a way of life for them.
Mainly, active transportation affects general physical activity, which is necessary in everyday life.
In the best interests of our children, we need to build physical activity for all societies, and change social norms for moving children, researchers noted.