Analysis of quantity and quality of movement in adolescents

18th February 2019 : 12:45 - 14:00

Category: Seminar

Research Group: Quantitative Methods Hub

Speaker: Helen Dawes & Patrick Esser (Oxford Brookes University, Oxford)

Location: Seminar Room D, Department of Education

Convener: Lars-Erik Malmberg

A part of the Quantitative Methods Hub Seminar Programme HT 2019

Current society is moving less and less resulting in reduced fitness levels following on to detrimental health status as visible as by increased obesity rates.  Recent reports have shown that 1 in 5 pupils in reception are overweight or obese. By year six, this has increased to ~35% of pupils making the UK one of the most obese and least fit countries in the world. The Government’s Childhood Obesity Plan for Action (2016) calls for the education and encouragement of healthy living and promotes the minimum of an hour of physical activity per day. However, children and adolescents are meeting these recommendations only in 18-27%.

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