Tuesday, 7 August 2018

CHILD FITNESS FOR FUTURE HEALTH :

action, activity, boy    Children's health is a global matter of concern.According to WHO obese children tend to fall prey to lifestyle diseases to the extent of 60-70% when they reach their 30s and 40s,the most productive years of their lives.
Reports provided by Journal Of Endocrinology and Metabolism shows that 5.74-8.82% school children in India are obese.A study published in Pediatric Obesity Predicts that India will have about 17 million obese children by 2025.Another report shows that about 97,000 children suffer from type 1 diabetes.
Sedentary lifestyle and Poor eating habit among children are two of the major reasons for the declining levels of physical fitness in children,leading to childhood obesity,diabetes and other diseases.
Health and fitness education provided in schools is seen as an important factor in dealing with this health issue.Experts noticed that the physical education programs being pursued by the schools in India obsolete or inadequate in addressing the emerging health challenges since they mostly revolve around theoretical aspects or random sports.
In India more than 10% children are in to active and competitive sports according to education and healthcare experts.That is why the schools tend to focus only on the diet of the kids who are expected to represent the school at local,regional,state and national level events,excluding a majority of children who end up as fence-sisters in the PE periods.
Physical fitness required not only for athletes but it is equally important for improved academic results too.It is also an objective assessment of fitness is a must as that is the only way to know where the child ideally should be for his/her age and a gender.
Fitness in children can power them for a healthy future.Schools should focus physical education and school health checkups around physical Literacy,thereby children should understand the importance of exercise,fitness and sports.There needs for our PE to move beyond the romantic landscape of sports to general fitness for every child.
Experts recommended that home to the world's largest youth population,there needs to introduce a mass Child Fitness scientific programme which are workable,accurate and verifiable aided by data and technology.

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