– It is a matter of concern. We lean against the WHO (world health Organization, ed) recommendation of at least one hour of physical activity each day and we see that there are few that reach up to the. And it has been so throughout the 2000s, " says Maria Corell, project manager for the report, the school children's health habits 2017/18.
Folkhälsomyndigheten have allowed students who are 11, 13 and 15 in a survey to answer a variety of questions about their health. And according to the students themselves, it is thus only 14 percent of the daily runs, bikes, play, go skating, play soccer, dance, or otherwise move so that the pulse goes up.
at leisure, so much so that they become breathless or sweating, responds to the 36 per cent that they do it at least four times a week. Almost as many, 35 percent, work out 2-3 times a week. But 15 percent of the train never or at most once a month. On the basis of the two issues it seems, therefore, that a majority konditionstränar regularly, but move on for a little more days of the week.
– There is also an interesting gender differences. There are more boys than girls who train often and there are more boys who reach the recommendation on physical activity, " says Maria Corell.
the Results of the Folkhälsomyndighetens report is supported by other studies where it was not asked about, but measured the children's and young people's activity. The study Riksmaten youth conducted in the academic year 2016/17 showed that a minority – 44 percent of boys and 22 per cent of the girls – came up in the recommended hour of physical activity per day. Physical activity decreased with increasing age. The study also showed that students were sedentary, about nine hours per day.
– the Overall feel of Swedish children is good. But it is an unequal health. The children do not participate in the föreningsidrott or on the move in everyday life and may also have poorer eating habits are at great risk for illness, " says Gisela Nyberg, a researcher in children's physical activity and health at Karolinska institutet and Gymnastics and national artists.
from the Folkhälsomyndigheten to the mental illness passed down through the ages. Among 11-year-old girls, it is now about 40 per cent, as is known of the concern, sadness or stress, while the corresponding percentage among boys is around 30 per cent. Gisela Nyberg is convinced that there is a link between physical inactivity and mental ill-health among young people.
Physical activity is really important to counteract mental ill-health. I also believe that there is a link to the skärmtid and that children and young people sleep too little, " she says.
in Order to get a positive reversal of the trend, so that more young people moving more, the whole society to act, " says Maria Corell.
" We have seen that children in families with higher socio-economic status are practicing more frequently than children whose families have a lower socio-economic status. Therefore, the school is important, because it reaches all children. But this is a task for the whole of the adult world and society, " she says.