The world’s best indicators of physical activity in children belong to Slovenia and Japan, as evidenced by the results of a recent study held by the International Association of Active and Healthy Children, AHKGA. At the same time, according to the study, different approaches prevail for motivating children to physical activity in both countries.
The aim of the AHKGA study was to analyse international trends in the physical activity in children in developed and developing countries of the world. The study included 517 experts who assessed 10 key factors of physical activity in children and youth.
Slovenia received the highest marks in the categories of General Physical Activity, Family and Peers, as well as Power. The AHKGA association noted the significant impact of sport on Slovenian culture.
In total, the study included 49 countries. As a result, 75% of them received a low or unsatisfactory assessment of the level of physical activity in children.
The authors of the study concluded that the rapid urbanization and the increasing dependence of the population on modern technologies cause the problem of health preservation, the solution of which is becoming a global priority goal. In their opinion, the current generation of children will face various challenges, such as climate change, accelerated globalization and the consequences of rapid technological change.