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April 08, 2021 Thursday 04:09:41 PM IST

Devote More Hours for Physical Education

Teacher Insights

Schools should provide more time for physical education per week to increase physical activity among students. In a survey done among 8000 children and young people from 5-17 years by Dr Anja Mizdrak of the University of Otago, New Zealand showed that 61% of children were ‘sufficiently active’, clocking up more than 7 hours of exercise a week while 20% were moderately active (3.5-7 hours a week) and 19% minimally active. Increasing PE time at school to 2.5 hours a week could halve the number of young people doing minimal levels of exercise while increasing the proportion of sufficiently active young people to 68 per cent. Co-researcher Dr Justin Richards. Victoria University of Wellington said that schools are an important setting for promoting quality physical activity among children and young people.

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